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Precepts

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Precept \Pre"cept\, verb (used with an object) To teach by precepts. [Obs.] --Bacon.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Precept \Pre"cept\, noun [L. praeceptum, from praecipere to take beforehand, to instruct, teach; prae before + capere to take: cf. F. pr['e]cepte. See {Pre-}, and {Capacious}.]

1. Any commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of action; esp., a command respecting moral conduct; an injunction; a rule.

For precept must be upon precept. --Isa. xxviii. 10.

No arts are without their precepts. --Dryden.

2. (Law) A command in writing; a species of writ or process. --Burrill.

Syn: Commandment; injunction; mandate; law; rule; direction; principle; maxim. See {Doctrine}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

precept

noun

1: rule of personal conduct [syn: {principle}, {precept}]

2: a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts" [syn: {teaching}, {precept}, {commandment}]


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