What is PRESCRIBE?

To assert a right or title to the enjoyment of a thing, on the ground of having hitherto had the uninterrupted and immemorial enjoymeut of It. To direct; define; mark out. In modern statutes relating to matters of au administra- tive nature, such as procedure, registration, etc., it is usual to indicate in general terms the nature of the proceedings to be adopted, and to leave the details to be prescribed or regulated by rules or orders to be made for that purpose in pursuance of an authority contained in the act. Sweet. And see Mansfield v. People, 104 111. Oil, 45 N. E. 970; Ex parte Lot.hrop, lis U. S. 113, 0 Sup. Ct. 984, 30 L. Ed. 108; Field v. Marye, 83 Va. 882, 3 S. E. 707.

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