Definitions of prescript

n prescribed guide for conduct or action

Robert's Rules of Order
a book of rules for presiding over a meeting; written by Henry M. Martin in 1876 and subsequently updated through many editions
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a rule adopted by an organization in order to regulate its own affairs and the behavior of its members
an authoritative rule of conduct or procedure
order, parliamentary law, parliamentary procedure, rules of order
a body of rules followed by an assembly
rule of evidence
(law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
Miranda rule
the rule that police (when interrogating you after an arrest) are obliged to warn you that anything you say may be used as evidence and to read you your constitutional rights (the right to a lawyer and the right to remain silent until advised by a lawyer)
precept, principle
rule of personal conduct
golden rule
any important rule
(computer science) a rule stating that the quality of the output is a function of the quality of the input; put garbage in and you get garbage out
an authoritative rule
ordinance, regulation
an authoritative rule
a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field or art or philosophy
rules governing socially acceptable behavior
communications protocol, protocol
(computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
game law
a regulation intended to manage or preserve game animals
(parliament) a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
best evidence rule
a rule of evidence requiring that to prove the content of a writing or recording or photograph the original is required
a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled
exclusionary rule
a rule that provides that otherwise admissible evidence cannot be used in a criminal trial if it was the result of illegal police conduct
fruit of the poisonous tree
a rule that once primary evidence is determined to have been illegally obtained any secondary evidence following from it may also not be used
hearsay rule
a rule that declares not admissible as evidence any statement other than that by a witness
parol evidence rule
a rule that oral evidence cannot be used to contradict the terms of a written contract
res ipsa loquitur
a rule of evidence whereby the negligence of an alleged wrongdoer can be inferred from the fact that the accident happened
standing order
a rule of order permanently in force
higher law
a principle that takes precedent over the laws of society
moral principle
the principle that conduct should be moral
hypothetical imperative
a principle stating the action required to attain a desired goal
caveat emptor
a commercial principle that without a warranty the buyer takes upon himself the risk of quality
age limit
regulation establishing the maximum age for doing something or holding some position
the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale
speed limit
regulation establishing the top speed permitted on a given road
forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state
FTP, file transfer protocol
protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
HTTP, hypertext transfer protocol
a protocol (utilizing TCP) to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers
MIDI, musical instrument digital interface
a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers
TCP, transmission control protocol
a protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to another
TCP/IP, transmission control protocol/internet protocol
a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device to another
a fine point of etiquette or petty formality
closure, cloture, gag law, gag rule
a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
point of order
a question as to whether the current proceedings are allowed by parliamentary procedure
res gestae
rule of evidence that covers words that are so closely associated with an occurrence that the words are considered part of the occurrence and as such their report does not violate the hearsay rule
previous question
a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
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direction, instruction
a message describing how something is to be done

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