- 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
Drones need be matched with deeds that expose the false precepts of Al Qaeda's narrative.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Palmer has tried to conduct an examined life, to arrive at his own precepts and live by them.
Whether or not we believe that divine precepts give us guidance, our behavior is remarkably similar.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral|Elizabeth Picciuto|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To underscore the point: The Constitution strongly protects us against theocrats who would pass religious precepts into law.
The conversion process has become longer and more complex, requiring an uncompromising observance of halakhic precepts.In Italy, a Traditional Jewish Lifestyle is Disappearing|Anna Momigliano|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is enjoined in statutes of perpetual moral obligation, that illustrate the ten precepts of the law.
It stands enjoined among those precepts that are inculcated for every dispensation.
So I have had to convey my precepts insensibly to Milord K.—to convey them in homeopathic doses of parable.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
We have seen that several of the precepts of that law require the observance of entering into covenant.
Without repeated adherence to these moral precepts, free government cannot survive.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
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