- a writ or warrant.
- a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff's order for an election.
- precentral area,
- precentral cerebellar vein,
- precentral gyrus,
- precentral sulcus,
Origin of precept
Examples from the Web for precept
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?
Many think this a precept of natural law; why not of the Constitution?
Likewise our second precept remained beyond discussion; direct open contact with humanity.The Extinction Parade: An Original Zombie Story by Max Brooks|Max Brooks|January 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
We teach them every day by example, if not by precept, and example is the teacher whose lessons are followed easiest.Broken Bread|Thomas Champness
It was a real case of line upon line, and precept upon precept.Crying for the Light, Vol. 1 [of 3]|J. Ewing Ritchie
It is not to be supposed that because the person treated of be evil, therefore the precept will be evil.Thackeray|Anthony Trollope
If this is all they have to say, why then we would remind them that the meaning of the precept is the precept.
He was determined that the son should do better than himself, being willing to furnish the precept, if not the example.Beethoven|George Alexander Fischer
- a writ or warrant
- a written order to a sheriff to arrange an election, the empanelling of a jury, etc
- (in England) an order to collect money under a rate
Word Origin for precept
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.