Associations to the word «Precept»
PRECEPT, noun. A rule or principle, especially one governing personal conduct.
PRECEPT, noun. (legal) A written command, especially a demand for payment.
PRECEPT, verb. (obsolete) To teach by precepts.
PRECEPT, noun. Rule of personal conduct.
PRECEPT, noun. A doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts".
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.