Precept

Definition of Precept

Pre´cept
n.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.
v. t.1.To teach by precepts.

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