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noun 
  1. the act of prescribing a rule, law, etc.
"Jurisdiction to prescribe" is a state's authority to make its laws applicable to certain persons or activities. -- Richard G. Alexander, Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996: Congress exceeds its jurisdiction to prescribe law. Washington and Lee Law Review, 1997.
  1. a written order, as by a physician, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention
The surgeon wrote a for a pain killer and physical therapy.
  1. the medicine or intervention so prescribed
The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her .
  1. the formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc.
The optician followed the optometrist's for her new eyeglasses.
  1. advice
"Early to bed and early to rise" is a for a healthy lifestyle.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: voorschrift , recept
  • French: ordonnance
  • German: Rezept
  • Italian: ricetta
  • Spanish: receta
adjective 
  1. (of a drug, etc.) only available with a physician's written prescription
Many powerful pain killers are drugs in the U.S.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: recept
  • French: í 
    1. French, prescription
      (trans-mid)
    2. Spanish: recetado, recetario

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