preceptive

[ pri-sep-tiv ]
/ prɪˈsɛp tɪv /

adjective

of the nature of or expressing a precept; mandatory.
giving instructions; instructive.

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Origin of preceptive

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English word from Latin word praeceptīvus.See precept, -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM preceptive

pre·cep·tive·ly, adverbun·pre·cep·tive, adjectiveun·pre·cep·tive·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for preceptive

preceptive
/ (prɪˈsɛptɪv) /

adjective

of, resembling, or expressing a precept or precepts
didactic

Derived forms of preceptive

preceptively, adverb
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