Definitions for: Precept


[n] a doctrine that is taught; "the teaching of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"
[n] rule of personal conduct



Webster (1913) Definition: Pre"cept, v. t.
To teach by precepts. [Obs.] --Bacon.

Synonyms: principle, teaching

See Also: caveat emptor, doctrine, ethic, ethical code, Golden Rule, higher law, hypothetical imperative, ism, moral principle, philosophy, prescript, rule, school of thought

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