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pre•scrip•tive



Pronunciation: (pri-skrip'tiv), [key]
adj.
1. that prescribes; giving directions or injunctions: a prescriptive letter from an anxious father.
2. depending on or arising from effective legal prescription, as a right or title established by a long unchallenged tenure.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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