prescription

  • 1 PRESCRIPTION — Aux termes du Code civil, «la prescription est un moyen d’acquérir ou de se libérer par un certain laps de temps, et sous les conditions déterminées par la loi» (art. 2219). Souvent critiquée, cette définition a tout au moins le mérite d’indiquer …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 prescription — pre·scrip·tion /pri skrip shən/ n [partly from Middle French prescription establishment of a claim, from Late Latin praescription praescriptio, from Latin, act of writing at the beginning, order, from praescribere to write at the beginning,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Prescription — • A method created by law for acquiring ownership or ridding oneself of certain burdens on the fulfilment of fixed conditions Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Prescription     Prescription …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 4 Prescription — has various meanings.In a health care context::*Medical prescription, written by a health care professional:*Eyeglass prescription, written by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist:*Property prescription, written by a landscape architect or other… …

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  • 5 Prescription — Pre*scrip tion (pr[ e]*skr[i^]p sh[u^]n), n. [F. prescription, L. praescriptio, an inscription, preface, precept, demurrer, prescription (in sense 3), fr. praescribere. See {Prescribe}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of prescribing, directing, or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 prescription — Prescription. s. f. v. L s & le p. se prononcent. Droit qui s acquiert par certain temps limité par la loy. Prescription par dix ans entre presents, par vingt ans entre absents. prescription centenaire. acquerir prescription. alleguer… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 7 prescription — Prescription, Vsus et authoritas. B. Exception de prescription de trente ou quarante ans, Praescriptio longissimi temporis. B. Prescription de cent ans, Praescriptio temporis memoriam excedentis, vel secularis. B. Interruption de prescription,… …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 8 prescription — UK US /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/ noun [C] ► a doctor s written instruction for the medicine that someone needs and for how it should be used: »These drugs are only available on prescription. »The doctor wrote him a prescription for two tablets, 100 mg each… …

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  • 9 prescription — [prē skrip′shən, priskrip′shən] n. [ME prescripcion < L praescriptio] 1. the act of prescribing 2. something prescribed; order; direction; prescript 3. a) a doctor s written direction for the preparation and use of medicine, the grinding of… …

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  • 10 prescription — (n.) c.1400, in law, the right to something through long use, from O.Fr. prescription (13c.), from L. praescriptionem (nom. praescriptio) a writing before, order, direction, from praescriptus, pp. of praescribere write before, from prae before… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 prescription — ► NOUN 1) an instruction written by a medical practitioner authorizing a patient to be issued with a medicine or treatment. 2) the action of prescribing. 3) an authoritative recommendation or ruling. 4) (also positive prescription) Law the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 prescription — (франц.) = Verjahrung (нем.) временные ограничения на осуществление действия или предъявление иска (исковая давность). См. statute of limitations …

    Glossary of international commercial arbitration

  • 13 prescription — *receipt, recipe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 14 prescription — [n] formula, medicine decree, direction, drug, edict, instruction, law, mixture, ordinance, preparation, prescript, recipe, regulation, remedy, rule; concepts 274,307,311,318 …

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  • 15 prescription — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ medical ▪ free ▪ You are entitled to free prescriptions. ▪ repeat (BrE) ▪ I just get a repeat prescription every month …

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  • 16 prescription — (prè skri psion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Ordonnance, précepte. Les prescriptions de la morale. 2°   Ordonnance d un médecin.    Un moyen médical, un médicament prescrit. 3°   Terme de jurisprudence. Exception qu on oppose à ceux… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 17 prescription — /pri skrip sheuhn/, n. 1. Med. a. a direction, usually written, by the physician to the pharmacist for the preparation and use of a medicine or remedy. b. the medicine prescribed: Take this prescription three times a day. 2. an act of prescribing …

    Universalium

  • 18 prescription — n. 1) to fill (AE), make up a prescription 2) a prescription for 3) by prescription; on a prescription (to obtain a drug on a doctor s prescription; by prescription only) * * * [prɪ skrɪpʃ(ə)n] make up a prescription on a prescription (to obtain… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 19 prescription — pre|scrip|tion [prıˈskrıpʃən] n 1.) a piece of paper on which a doctor writes what medicine a sick person should have, so that they can get it from a ↑pharmacist →↑prescribe prescription for ▪ a prescription for sleeping pills ▪ We are trying to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 prescription */ — UK [prɪˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms prescription : singular prescription plural prescriptions 1) [countable] a piece of paper that a doctor gives you that says what type of medicine you need The doctor gave me a prescription for antibiotics …

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