Prescribe vs Canonicals - What's the difference?

prescribe | canonicals |


As a verb prescribe

is to order (a drug or medical device) for use by a particular patient.

As a noun canonicals is

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prescribe

English

Alternative forms

* (archaic)

Usage notes

* The pronunciation with the stressed first syllable is normally used only when added distinction from (proscribe) is required.

Verb

(prescrib)
  • To order (a drug or medical device) for use by a particular patient.
  • The doctor prescribed aspirin.
  • To specify as a required procedure or ritual; to lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Prescribe not us our duties.
  • * Dryden
  • Let streams prescribe their fountains where to run.

    See also

    * proscribe English transitive verbs ----

    canonicals

    English

    Noun

    (head)
  • The dress prescribed by canon to be worn by a clergyman when officiating.