- 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 preceptMore 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.
- 2A writ or warrant: the Commissioner issued precepts requiring the companies to provide informationMore example sentences
- ‘I do not think the electorate will wear very large precepts from police authorities any more than they would wear very large precepts from local authorities,’ he said.
late Middle English: from Latin praeceptum, neuter past participle of praecipere 'warn, instruct', from prae 'before' + capere 'take'.