To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action; to impose as a peremptory order; to dictate; to appoint; to direct.
- To set down as a rule or guide; enjoin. See Synonyms at dictate.
- To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
- To establish rules, laws, or directions.
- To order a medicine or other treatment.
- Law To assert a right or title to something on the grounds of prescription.
- Law To become invalidated or unenforceable by the process of prescription.