- a writ or warrant.
- a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff's order for an election.
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How to use precept in a sentence
This study hopes to nail down the “hot zones” of consciousness—either the front or back of the brain—and how conscious thoughts or precepts are maintained over time.
At this pivotal moment, the core precepts of our democracy are once again at risk.Seeing a threat to democracy in a conservative Supreme Court|Geoffrey Stone|April 16, 2021|Washington Post
He was an autodidact intellectual who came to adhere to the precepts of Marxism as Vladimir Lenin interpreted them.Did Stalin’s rise to power foretell the butchery that came next?|Robert Service|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
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?
Where would a justice be more likely than in Israel to run across an arguable precept.
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
And explicitly, in the same connection are the various observances included in it presented in precept.
The Ten Commandments are of perpetual obligation on all; and so is every moral precept included in them.
A leader of men rather than a tactician or strategist, he played on the enthusiasm of his soldiers by example rather than precept.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Both the positive precept and the statutes of the decalogue unfolded what was designed as a covenant claim.
If he sometimes come across a precept which is perfectly clear and irrefutable, Donald does not scruple to ignore it.Friend Mac Donald|Max O'Rell
British Dictionary definitions for precept
- 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