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precept (s) (noun), precepts (pl)
1. A rule, instruction, or principle that guides someone's action, especially something which sets standards for moral behavior or conduct: Some people act in accordance with the precept that their proper objectives determine how they should proceed with whatever they are striving to accomplish.
2. Etymology: from Latin praeceptum, "maxim, rule, order"; from praecipere, "to take before, to give rules to, to order, to anticipate"; from prae-, "before" + capere, "to take."
A rule that imposes a particular standard or conduct.
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A practical rule guiding behavior.
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This entry is located in the following units: cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient (page 10) pre-, prae- (page 3)
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A rule, an instruction, or a principle that guides a person's action or behavior. (1)