Definition of precept in English:
1A general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought: moral precepts the legal precept of being innocent until proven guilty children learn far more by example than by precept
More example sentences
- The general structural and moral precepts around which these relationships are constituted are evident at certain stages of beer drinks.
- But this does not mean that the Prince is amoral; it merely indicates that he was honest enough to face the difficulty of adjusting political behaviour to moral precepts.
- It then promotes this into a moral precept for life in general.
Late Middle English: from Latin praeceptum, neuter past participle of praecipere 'warn, instruct', from prae 'before' + capere 'take'.
Words that rhyme with preceptconcept • percept
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan