Acquiring an interest in property(usually an easement) by using it openly andwithout the owner’s permission. See: Easementby Prescription. Compare: Adverse Possession.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
prescription (noun)
a) the establishment of a claim of title to something under common law usually by use and enjoyment for a period fixed by statute
b) the right or title acquired under common law by such possession
the process of making claim to something by long use and enjoyment
the action of laying down authoritative rules or directions
a) a written direction for a therapeutic or corrective agent , specifically one for the preparation and use of a medicine
b) a medicine - prescribed
c) something (as a recommendation) resembling a doctor's prescription - prescriptions for economic recovery
a) ancient or long continued custom
b) a claim founded upon ancient custom or long continued use
something prescribed as a rule
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
prescription (noun)
an inherited or established way of thinking, feeling, or doing
convention, custom, heritage, prescription, rubric, rule
ethic, form, mode, mores, norm, principles, standards, values; birthright, inheritance, legacy; folklore, lore, superstition; culture, lifestyle
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