- of the nature of or expressing a precept; mandatory.
- giving instructions; instructive.
Origin of preceptive
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Examples from the Web for preceptive
In its outward form it may be preceptive, historical, or meditative.Companion to the Bible
E. P. Barrows
The knowledge communicated to us of the preceptive will of God to his church, under the first dispensation, is very limited.
To ascertain our duty we must look at the preceptive will of God and not to his eternal counsel.
It may be worth while here to present, in a condensed form, some portion of his matter, which is both indicative and preceptive.The Violin
It may be necessary to notice the only preceptive passage in the New Testament which apparently bears a different aspect.Christian Devotedness
Anthony Norris Groves
- of, resembling, or expressing a precept or precepts
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