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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
- In general special prayers to be said at Mass in addition to the regular Collect of the Mass, when rubrics permit, e.g., those prescribed by the pope or bishop for a special cause (oratio imperata) as, for instance, prayer for the pope during his jubilee year, a prayer in time of persecution; those prescribed by the rubrics on simple and semi-double feasts.
- Prayers prescribed for the faithful for the gaining of indulgences, benefits, etc.
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Entry for 'Prescribed Prayer'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ncd/p/prescribed-prayer.html. 1910.