Ironically, this is the one precept on which liberals and conservatives agree.
You want to advocate for including a precept of Jewish law in civil or criminal law?
Likewise our second precept remained beyond discussion; direct open contact with humanity.
Many think this a precept of natural law; why not of the Constitution?
They are mostly in the form of precept and command, as was only likely, since they were intended for the guidance of conduct.
Ham was an apt scholar, and improved upon the precept and example of his father.
By example and precept we were trained from infancy in this manner of speech.
It is in obedience to the precept of Horace that I have begun by plunging in media res.
The most perfect way of satisfying the precept is to attend Office in choir.
He has followed your precept, Madam; I hope you accept his conclusions.
late 14c., from Old French percept, percet (12c.), from Latin praeceptum "maxim, rule of conduct, order," noun use of neuter past participle of praecipere "give rules to, order, advise," literally "take beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + capere (past participle captus) "to take" (see capable). For change of vowel, see biennial.