Injunction vs Prescription - What's the difference?

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In legal|lang=en terms the difference between injunction and prescription

is that injunction is (legal) a writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ while prescription is (legal) a period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.

As nouns the difference between injunction and prescription

is that injunction is the act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting while prescription is (legal) the act of prescribing a rule, law, etc .

As an adjective prescription is

(of a drug, etc ) only available with a physician or nurse practitioner's written prescription.

injunction

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of enjoining; the act of directing, commanding, or prohibiting.
  • That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
  • (legal) A writ or process, granted by a court of equity, and, in some cases, under statutes, by a court of law, whereby a party is required to do or to refrain from doing certain acts, according to the exigency of the writ.
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    Usage notes

    * The verb associated with this word is enjoin'. ' Injunct is also sometimes used as a synonym.

    prescription

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc. .
  • "Jurisdiction to prescribe " is a state's authority to make its laws applicable to certain persons or activities. -- Richard G. Alexander, Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996: Congress exceeds its jurisdiction to prescribe law. Washington and Lee Law Review, 1997.
  • (legal) A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.
  • The prescription governing the victim’s right to enter a charge shall be interrupted by virtue of section 95 of the Criminal Code.
  • (medicine) A written order, as by a physician or nurse practitioner, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.
  • The surgeon wrote a prescription for a pain killer and physical therapy.
  • (medicine) The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.
  • The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription .
  • (ophthalmology) The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc. .
  • The optician followed the optometrist's prescription for her new eyeglasses.
  • A piece of advice.
  • "Early to bed and early to rise" is a prescription for a healthy lifestyle.

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (of a drug, etc. ) only available with a physician or nurse practitioner's written prescription
  • Many powerful pain killers are prescription drugs in the U.S.

    See also

    * proscription ---- ==Jèrriais==

    Noun

    (f)