Non-prescriptive



[pri-skrip-tiv] /prɪˈskrɪp tɪv/

adjective
1.
that ; giving directions or injunctions:
a prescriptive letter from an anxious father.
2.
depending on or arising from effective legal , as a right or title established by a long unchallenged tenure.
/prɪˈskrɪptɪv/
adjective
1.
making or giving directions, rules, or injunctions
2.
sanctioned by long-standing usage or custom
3.
derived from or based upon legal prescription: a prescriptive title
adj.

1748, from Late Latin praescriptivus, from praescript-, past participle stem of praescribere (see prescription). Or formed in English from archaic prescript “a direction” (1530s), from Latin praescriptum.

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