In property law, the effect of the lapse of time in creating and destroying rights. Acquisitive prescription allows an individual, after unequivocal possession for a specific period, to acquire an interest in real property, such as an easement, but not the property itself. Seealso adverse possession.

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Prescription has various meanings.

In a health care context:

*Medical prescription, written by a health care professional
*Eyeglass prescription, written by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist
*Property prescription, written by a landscape architect or other natural scientist concerned with client property/plant health
*Contact lens prescription
*Prescription drug, a drug available only by a medical prescription

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See also Proscription''

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