- a writ or warrant.
- a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff's order for an election.
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Origin of precept
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH preceptpercept, precept
Example sentences from the Web for precept
Palmer has tried to conduct an examined life, to arrive at his own precepts and live by them.
Mis Rachel was in that state of wonderment that comes to pupils at seeing their teachers rebel agains their own precepts.The Red Acorn|John McElroy
The precepts, the ritual, the rewards, and the punishments all have reference to the present life.
“Return good for evil”; “overcome anger with love”; “love your enemies,” were some of his precepts.The Christ|John Eleazer Remsburg
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