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1 : serving to prescribe [ rules]
2 : acquired by, founded on, or constituting prescription [a right] [a longer period]
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.