precept

  • 1 precept — PRECÉPT, precepte, s.n. Formulă, principiu, învăţătură care stă la baza unei doctrine (mai ales morale); normă, regulă de conduită. ♦ Recomandare, sfat, povaţă. Precepte de igienă. [pl. şi: precepturi] – Din fr. précepte, lat. praeceptum. Trimis… …

    Dicționar Român

  • 2 precept — I noun axiom, canon, charge, code, command, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, doctrine, dogma, edict, fiat, guide, injunction, instruction, law, legal order, mandate, order, ordinance, praeceptum, praescriptum, prescript, principle,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Precept — Pre cept, n. [L. praeceptum, from praecipere to take beforehand, to instruct, teach; prae before + capere to take: cf. F. pr[ e]cepte. See {Pre }, and {Capacious}.] 1. Any commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Precept — • Precept, in its common acceptation, is opposed to counsel , inasmuch as the former imposes an obligation, while the latter is a persuasion Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 5 Precept — Pre cept, v. t. To teach by precepts. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 precept — (n.) late 14c., from L. praeceptum maxim, rule, order, prop. neuter pp. of praecipere give rules to, order, advise, lit. take beforehand, from prae before (see PRE (Cf. pre )) + capere (pp. captus) to take (see CAPABLE (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 precept — prècept m <G mn pātā> DEFINICIJA 1. preporuka što i kako treba raditi u određenom slučaju; savjet, pouka 2. usvojena i određena obveza koja uređuje postupke i odnose u društvu; propis, pravilo 3. ono što se kome naloži, naredi; nalog,… …

    Hrvatski jezični portal

  • 8 precept — rule, *law, canon, regulation, statute, ordinance Analogous words: *principle, fundamental, axiom: *doctrine, tenet, dogma: injunction, behest, bidding (see COMMAND n) Antonyms: practice: counsel …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 precept — [n] law, rule of behavior, action axiom, behest, bidding, byword, canon, command, commandment, decree, decretum, direction, doctrine, dogma, edict, formula, fundamental, guideline, injunction, instruction, law, mandate, maxim, motto, order,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10 precept — ► NOUN 1) a general rule regulating behaviour or thought. 2) a writ or warrant. 3) Brit. an order issued by one local authority to another specifying the rate of tax to be charged on its behalf. ORIGIN Latin praeceptum something advised …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 precept — [prē′sept΄] n. [ME < L praeceptum < praecipere, to admonish, teach < prae , before (see PRE ) + capere, to take] 1. a commandment or direction meant as a rule of action or conduct 2. a rule of moral conduct; maxim 3. a rule or direction …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Precept — A Precept (from the Latin præcipere , to teach) is a commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of action.ReligionIn religion, precepts are usually commands respecting moral conduct.ChristianityThe term is encountered… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13 precept — n. a precept that + clause (we adhere to the precept that all criminals can be rehabilitated) * * * [ priːsept] a precept that + clause (we adhere to the precept that all criminals can be rehabilitated) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 Precept — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Precept >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 precept precept direction instruction charge Sgm: N 1 prescript prescript prescription Sgm: N 1 recipe recipe receipt Sgm: N 1 golden rule golden ru …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 precept — /priysept/ An order, writ, warrant, or process. An order or direction, emanating from authority, to an officer or body of officers, commanding him or them to do some act within the scope of their powers. An order in writing, sent out by a justice …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 16 precept — [[t]pri͟ːsept[/t]] precepts N COUNT A precept is a general rule that helps you to decide how you should behave in particular circumstances. [FORMAL] ...an electoral process based on the central precept that all men are born equal regardless of… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 precept — UK [ˈpriːsept] / US [ˈprɪˌsept] noun [countable] Word forms precept : singular precept plural precepts formal a rule, instruction, or principle that teaches correct behaviour moral precepts …

    English dictionary

  • 18 precept — see example is better than precept an ounce of practice is worth a pound of precept …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 19 precept — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. instruction, charge; prescript, prescription; recipe, receipt; golden rule; maxim, rule, canon, law, code, act, statute, rubric, regulation; form, formula, formulary, order, command. II (Roget s IV) n …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 precept — [ pri:sɛpt] noun 1》 a general rule regulating behaviour or thought. 2》 a writ or warrant. 3》 Brit. an order issued by one local authority to another specifying the rate of tax to be charged on its behalf.     ↘Brit. a rate or tax set by a precept …

    English new terms dictionary


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