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prescribed


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Prescribe  \Pre*scribe"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Prescribed};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Prescribing}.]  [L.  praescribere  praescriptum  prae 
  before  +  scriebe  to  write.  See  {Scribe}.] 
  1.  To  lay  down  authoritatively  as  a  guide,  direction,  or  rule 
  of  action  to  impose  as  a  peremptory  order  to  dictate;  to 
  appoint;  to  direct. 
 
  Prescribe  not  us  our  duties.  --Shak. 
 
  Let  streams  prescribe  their  fountains  where  to  run. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  (Med.)  To  direct,  as  a  remedy  to  be  used  by  a  patient;  as 
  the  doctor  prescribed  quinine. 
 
  Syn:  To  appoint;  order  command;  dictate;  ordain;  institute; 
  establish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  prescribed 
  adj  1:  set  down  as  a  rule  or  guide 
  2:  fixed  or  established  especially  by  order  or  command;  "at  the 
  time  appointed  (or  the  appointed  time")  [syn:  {appointed}, 
  {decreed},  {ordained}] 
  3:  conforming  to  set  usage,  procedure,  or  discipline;  "in 
  prescribed  order"  [syn:  {official}] 
  4:  formally  laid  down  or  imposed;  "positive  laws"  [syn:  {positive}] 




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