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Prescription, 1) direction: “I'll go along by your p.” H8 I, 1, 151. Particularly a medical direction, a recipe: Sonn. 147, 6. All's I, 3, 227. H4B I, 2, 147. Cor. II, 1, 127. Oth. I, 3, 310.
2) a right derived from immemorial custom: “a pedigree of threescore and two years, a silly time to make p. for a kingdom's worth,” H6C III, 3, 94.
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