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.


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