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Definition of prescriptive:

  1. Acquired by immemorial use and enjoyment; pleading the authority of custom.


cut and dried, dictatorial, bossy, interfering, standard, grammar, normative, intrusive, domineering, overbearing, grammatical, rigid, reformulate, generative grammar, classical, on someone's back, determined, rule, concordance, prescribed, customary, conventional, grammarian, hypercorrection, meddlesome, parse, received, authoritative, autocratic.

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