Associations to the word «Precept»

Wiktionary

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.

Dictionary definition

PRECEPT, noun. Rule of personal conduct.
PRECEPT, noun. A doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts".

Wise words

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
Hippocrates