6. forecast, predict, prognosticate, prophesy, divine, soothsay, vaticinate; foretell, forewarn, threaten, Rare, premonish, Ohs. auspicate,
presbyter, n. priest, father, minister, reverend, parson; lay minister, elder, preacher, sermonizer; prelate, bishop; ecclesiastic, clergyman, cleric, churchman. See - priest, ecclesiastic.
presbytery, n. 1. (both collectively) presbyters, elders; clergy, ministry; holy orders, priesthood, the cloth, the pulpit, the desk.
2. ecclesiastical court, council, tribunal, consistory, (in some Reformed churches) classis; chapter, convocation, synod, conclave, diet; committee meeting, conference, session.
3. sanctuary, chancel, altar; sacristry, vestry.
4. Rom. Cath. Ch. rectory. See - parsonage, prescience, n. foreknowledge, clairvoyance, clairvoyancy, precognition, second sight; foresight, prevision; farsightedness, far-seeingness, long-sightedness. circumspection.
prescient, adj. clairvoyant, precognitive, precogni-zant, divinatory, prophetic, vaticinal, oracular, presageful; foresighted, farsighted, farseeing, sagacious, discerning, perceptive, perspicacious, penetrating, shrewd, quick-witted; anticipatory, forward-looking; provident, prudent, cautious, precautious, precautionary.
prescribe, v. dictate, impose, set, lay down, lay down the law, Inf. call the shots, Inf call the tune, wield one's power or authority; exact, demand, require, requisition; constrain, oblige, necessitate; charge, bid, tell, enjoin, direct, instruct; urge, advocate, recommend; decree, ordain, pronounce, proclaim, rule, adjudge, order, command; appoint, authorize, enact, establish, institute, legislate, codify.
prescript, adj. 1. dictated, imposed, laid down; decreed, ordained, ruled, adjudged, ordered, commanded; pronounced, proclaimed, authorized, enacted, established; exacted, demanded, required, imperative, requisite; constrained, obliged, necessitated.
-n. 2. decree, ordinance, edict, Law. writ, rescript, assize, prescription; dictate, dictum, order, charge, injunction, directive, direction, command, commandment, instruction; fiat, sanction, mandate, firman; proclamation, pronunciamento, manifesto, ukase; ruling, verdict, judgement, Law. award, finding, sentence; rule, regulation, precept, law, canon, enactment, Law. statute, act; warrant, authorization.
prescription, n. 1. Medicine, (all usu. in writing) direction, instruction, bidding, Rx.
2. Medicine, medicine, remedy, formula, recipe, receipt.
3. Law. right, privilege, prerogative, claim, pretension, due; grant, title.
4. decree, ordinance, edict, Law. writ, rescript, assize, prescript. See - prescript (def 2).
5. axiom, theorem, maxim, principle; doctrine, ruling, precept, regulation.
presence, n. 1. existence, entity, substantiality, subsistence, life, being; residence, habitation, inhabitancy; attendance, company, accompaniment, companionship.
2. closeness, close proximity, neighborhood, immediate vicinity; proximation, proximity, adjacency, contiguity.
3. poise, ease, self-assurance, confidence, self-confidence, self-possession; dignity of bearing, fine carriage; urbanity, urbaneness, suavity, suaveness, savoir-faire, elegance, polish, refinement.
4. spirit, supernatural being, manifestation, spiritual manifestation, incorporeality; shade, phantasm, eido-