Pre*scrip"tive (?), a. [L. praescriptivus of a demurrer or legal exception.] Law
Consisting in, or acquired by, immemorial or long-continued use and enjoyment; as, a prescriptive right of title; pleading the continuance and authority of long custom.
The right to be drowsy in protracted toil has become prescriptive.
J. M. Mason.
© Webster 1913.