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
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