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Related to prescriptivist: descriptivism, descriptivist
prescriptiveadjective accepted, acknowledge, accnowledge through possession, acknowledge through use, admitted, binding, commanded by long use, commanding, compulsory, customary, decretal, determined, dictated, fixed, legalized, long-established, longstanding, obligatory, ordained by custom, popular, preceptive, prescribed, recognized, recognized because of continued possession, recognized through use, required by custom, rooted, set, settled, time-honored, traditional, traditive, understood, unwritten, usual, vested, wonted
Associated concepts: prescriptive rights
See also: compulsory, decretal, formal, legislative, orthodox, rightful, traditional, unalienable