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A rule, instruction, or principle that guides someone's actions, especially one that guides moral behavior or conduct.
"Some people act in accordance with the precept that the end justifies the means."
Etymology: from pre- and capere. Although cep, cip, ceiv, ceipt, and ceit are possible variant forms of capere, the most common form to note is cap-.
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A rule, an instruction, or a principle that guides a person's action or behavior. (1)
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