Prescription vs. Proscription

Prescription vs. Proscription — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Prescription and Proscription

Prescriptionnoun

The action of establishing a rule, law, or direction.

Proscriptionnoun

The act of proscribing; prohibition.

Prescriptionnoun

Something that is prescribed; a rule, law, or direction

prescriptions for living a moral life.

Proscriptionnoun

The condition of having been proscribed; outlawry.

Prescriptionnoun

A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.

Proscriptionnoun

A prohibition.

Prescriptionnoun

A prescribed medicine or other treatment

Have you used up all of your prescription?.

Proscriptionnoun

(history) Decree of condemnation toward one or more persons, especially in the Roman antiquity.

Prescriptionnoun

An ophthalmologist's or optometrist's written instruction, as for the grinding of corrective lenses.

Proscriptionnoun

The act of proscribing, or its result.

Prescriptionnoun

(Law) The acquisition of an easement or of title to property by use or occupancy that exceeds the time allowed to another to recover it by statutory right.

Proscriptionnoun

A decree or law that prohibits.

Prescriptionnoun

(legal)

Proscriptionnoun

a decree that prohibits something

Prescriptionnoun

The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc..

Proscriptionnoun

rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone

Prescriptionnoun

Also called limitation and negative prescription. A time period within which a right must be exercised, unless the right will be extinguished.

Prescriptionnoun

Also called acquisitive prescription and positive prescription. A time period after which a person who has, in the role of an owner, uninterruptedly, peacefully, and publicly possessed another's property acquires the property. The described process is known as acquisition by prescription and adverse possession.

Prescriptionnoun

A written order, as by a physician or nurse practitioner, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.

Prescriptionnoun

(medicine) The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.

Prescriptionnoun

(ophthalmology) The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc..

Prescriptionnoun

(linguistics) The act or practice of prescribing norms of language usage. See also prescriptivism.

Prescriptionnoun

(linguistics) An instance of a prescriptive pronouncement.

Prescriptionnoun

A plan or procedure to obtain a given end result; a recipe.

Prescriptionadjective

only available with a physician or nurse practitioner's written prescription

Many powerful pain killers are prescription drugs in the U.S.

Prescriptionnoun

directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions;

I tried to follow her prescription for success

Prescriptionnoun

a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist;

he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly

Prescriptionnoun

written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person

Prescriptionnoun

written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient

Prescriptionadjective

available only with a doctor's written prescription;

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