Prescription vs. Subscription

Prescription vs. Subscription — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Prescription and Subscription

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

A purchase made by signed order, as for a periodical for a specified period of time or for a series of performances.

Prescriptionnoun

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

prescriptions for living a moral life.

Subscriptionnoun

An agreement to receive or be given access to information or services for a specific period of time, especially over the internet

You need a subscription to get past that newspaper's paywall.

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

Acceptance, as of articles of faith, demonstrated by the signing of one's name.

Prescriptionnoun

A prescribed medicine or other treatment

Have you used up all of your prescription?.

Subscriptionnoun

The raising of money from subscribers.

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

A sum of money so raised.

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.

Subscriptionnoun

The signing of one's name, as to a document.

Prescriptionnoun

(legal)

Subscriptionnoun

Something subscribed.

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

Access to a resource for a period of time, generally for payment.

I have a monthly subscription to the Daily Telegraph newspaper.My library subscription is about to expire.

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

The formal acceptance of something, especially when verified with a signature.

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.

Subscriptionnoun

The signing of one's name.

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

a payment for consecutive issues of a newspaper or magazine for a given period of time

Prescriptionnoun

(medicine) The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.

Subscriptionnoun

agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

a pledged contribution

Prescriptionnoun

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

Subscriptionnoun

the act of signing your name; writing your signature (as on a document);

the deed was attested by the subscription of his signature

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;

a prescription drugnonprescription drugsan over-the-counter cold remedy