Definitions for preceptˈpri sɛpt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
an injunction as to moral conduct; maxim.
a direction for performing a technical operation.
Law.a written order issued pursuant to law.
Origin of precept:
ME < L praeceptum piece of advice, rule, n. use of neut. of praeceptus, ptp. of praecipere to direct, foresee
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.
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