Definitions for preceptˈpri sɛpt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. principle, precept(noun)

    rule of personal conduct

  2. teaching, precept, commandment(noun)

    a doctrine that is taught

    "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"

Wiktionary

  1. precept(Noun)

    A rule or principle, especially one governing personal conduct.

  2. precept(Noun)

    A written command, especially a demand for payment.

  3. Origin: From praeceptum, form of praecipere, from prae + capere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Precept(verb)

    to teach by precepts

Freebase

  1. Precept

    A precept is a commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of action.


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