rule of personal conduct
teaching, precept, commandment(noun)
a doctrine that is taught
"the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"
A rule or principle, especially one governing personal conduct.
A written command, especially a demand for payment.
Origin: From praeceptum, form of praecipere, from prae + capere.
to teach by precepts
A precept is a commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of action.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē′sept, n. rule of action: a commandment: principle, or maxim: (law) the written warrant of a magistrate: a mandate.—adj. Precep′tial (Shak.), consisting of precepts.—n. Precep′tion (obs.), a precept.—adj. Precep′tive, containing or giving precepts: directing in moral conduct: didactic.—n. Precep′tor, one who delivers precepts: a teacher: an instructor: the head of a school: the head of a preceptory of Knights Templars:—fem. Precep′tress.—adjs. Preceptō′rial; Precep′tory, giving precepts.—n. a religious house or college of the Knights Templars. [Fr.,—L. præceptum—præcipĕre, to take beforehand—præ, before, capĕre, to take.]
The numerical value of precept in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of precept in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The path of precept is long, that of example short and effectual.
There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
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