What does the word precept mean?

Usage examples for precept

  1. Let us, too, follow the precept of Horace, so far as we may, and enjoy the present day. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Labour therefore in the condition of life in which you have been placed by your family and by providence: that is the first precept of the virtue which you wish to follow. – Rousseau Volumes I. and II. by John Morley
  3. Situation Under Communist Rule The Communist regime has exhibited in its attitude toward religion a wide gap between precept and practice. – Area Handbook for Albania by Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White