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Meaning of PRESCRIPTIVE

Pronunciation:  pri'skriptiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  (grammar) giving directives or rules; "prescriptive grammar is concerned with norms of or rules for correct usage"
  2. [adj]  based on or prescribing a norm or standard; "normative grammar"
 

PRESCRIPTIVE is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: normative, received, standard
 
 Antonyms: descriptive
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*scrip"tive\, a. [L. praescriptivus of a
demurrer or legal exception.] (Law)
Consisting in, or acquired by, immemorial or long-continued
use and enjoyment; as, a prescriptive right of title;
pleading the continuance and authority of long custom.

      The right to be drowsy in protracted toil has become
      prescriptive.                            --J. M. Mason.

 

 

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