How to use Prescriptive in a sentence

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  • Apparently the title was occasionally used, and the use gradually grew into a prescriptive right.

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  • A prescriptive market is held on Saturdays; two fairs of like nature have disappeared.

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  • Earl Warenne held a weekly market on Saturdays, and fairs on Tuesday in Whitsun-week, the eve and day of St Lawrence, and the eve and day of the Exaltation of the Cross, by prescriptive right.

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  • The borough is again mentioned in 1487-1488, when John Plecy held six messuages in free burgage of the king as of his borough of Wimborne, but it seems to have been entirely prescriptive, and was never a parliamentary borough.

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  • Which do you think would be considered ' right ' and ' wrong ' by a ' prescriptive grammarian '?

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  • Each of the four points stimulates ideas without being overly prescriptive.

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  • Perhaps it was at this time that the prescriptive borough of Crediton arose.

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  • There was free scope given for the indulgence of that political imagination which revels in revolution and chafes at prescriptive bondage.

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  • In the 14th century the abbot of Fecamp held weekly markets in the borough on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and fairs at the Nativity of the Virgin and the Feast of St Michael, by prescriptive right.

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  • But there are many reasons to show why, in the 17th century, men should have set themselves with a new zeal, in politics, law and theology, to follow the light of nature alone, and to cast aside the fetters of tradition and prescriptive right, of positive codes, and scholastic systems, and why in England especially there should, amongst numerous free-thinkers, have been not a few free writers.

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  • These landholders under the native system had started, for the most part, as collectors of the revenues, and gradually acquired certain prescriptive rights as quasi-proprietors of the estates entrusted to them by the government.

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  • However, the effects of Brian's revolution were permanent; the prescriptive rights of the Hy Neill were disputed, and from the battle of Clontarf until the coming of the Normans the history of Ireland consisted of a struggle for ascendancy between the O'Brians of Munster, the O'Neills of Ulster and the O'Connors of Connaught.

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  • M (formerly Prescriptive) Sun; mercatum, recorded 7 Sept 1201, held by burgesses of Wells.

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  • A deliberately conversational tone allows Tricomi to debate these ideas with the reader rather than offering prescriptive models.

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  • Note that with all the reading lists my guidance is neither exhaustive nor prescriptive.

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  • The laws of nature are thus not ' laws ' in the rigid, prescriptive sense, but inductive generalizations.

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  • It is a central text in the prescriptive tradition, and was very influential in the work of later grammarians.

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  • Our current meat hygiene regime is a prescriptive system concerned more with process than outcomes.

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  • In meeting these criteria good regulation should not be unduly prescriptive.

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  • Outline of project proposal The following provides a broad outline and is neither prescriptive nor exhaustive.

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  • There was concern not to be too prescriptive with an adverse effect on trade.

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  • He is fairly prescriptive in his advice in situations where the " right " answer may really depend on balancing a number of factors.

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  • Some funders are becoming more prescriptive over how targets are to be achieved.

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  • To date there has been a marked refusal to be seen as prescriptive.

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  • The formalist accretions of English prosody can be very tasking and restrictive - prescriptive even, as in any other language.

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  • This is a highly developed system which is fairly prescriptive and almost tantamount to impact fees.

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  • Their systems must not be too unwieldy or prescriptive.

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  • Some of the most common are Clinique Makeup, Lancome Cosmetics, Prescriptive Cosmetics, and Origins.

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  • First, the different prescriptive powers are blending across the lens of the contact.

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  • A dermatologist can also recommend prescriptive drugs for moderate to severe acne.

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  • It's now available over the counter in lower concentrations, but is still used, sometimes in conjunction with other chemicals, as a prescriptive.

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  • In 1204 John gave the manor to William Bruere and granted to the town all the privileges of a free borough which were enjoyed by Nottingham and Derby; but before this it seems to have had prescriptive borough rights.

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  • Among the curious customs of Halifax was the Gibbet Law, which was probably established by a prescriptive right to protect the wool trade, and gave the inhabitants the power of executing any one taken within their liberty, who, when tried by a jury of sixteen of the frith-burgesses, was found guilty of the theft of any goods of the value of more than 13d.

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  • The corporation, which was prescriptive, was entitled the mayor, jurats and commonalty of Folkestone.

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  • In this he vindicates, on grounds of right, prescriptive and natural, the revolt of the United Provinces against the sovereignty of Spain.

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  • Darlington possesses no early charter, but claimed its privileges as a borough by a prescriptive right.

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  • Fayol, however, was an obvious forerunner for those strategy theorists who take a prescriptive view of the strategy process.

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  • Action research is, in effect, a highly prescriptive extension of practice.

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  • The corporation was prescriptive, and a hallmote held in 1293 was attended by a mayor and twelve jurats.

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  • The inhabitants appear to have had a prescriptive right to hold a cattle-market, which was confirmed by Henry IV.

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  • The members of the corps had the prescriptive right of choosing the regiment to which they would be attached.

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  • In 1461 the men of the town, tenants of the manor which had been granted by the monks of Bury St Edmunds to Gilbert, earl of Clare, and had passed to the Crown with the honour of Clare, claimed exemption from toll, pontage and similar dues as their prescriptive right.

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