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noun [countable] legal     prescriptive right pronunciation in British English
/prɪˌskrɪptɪv ˈraɪt/
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singularprescriptive right
pluralprescriptive rights
  1. a right that is legally valid because it has existed for a long time

    If the use of the path has continued for more than twelve years, it will have become what is known as a prescriptive right.

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