precept

Part of speech:

Preceptive.

Part of speech: noun

A prescribed rule of conduct or action.

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Usage examples "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", 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.", 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", Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White.