Synonyms for precept

Grammar : Noun
Spell : pree-sept
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpri sɛpt

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Définition of precept

Origin :
  • late 14c., from Old French percept, percet (12c.), from Latin praeceptum "maxim, rule of conduct, order," noun use of neuter past participle of praecipere "give rules to, order, advise," literally "take beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + capere (past participle captus) "to take" (see capable). For change of vowel, see biennial.
  • noun law, rule of behavior, action
Example sentences :
  • But Baxter had no reason to regret the inconsistency of his precept and example.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) » by John Greenleaf Whittier
  • By Precept and Example they ought to be encourag'd to it from their Infancy.
  • Extract from : « A Letter to Dion » by Bernard Mandeville
  • This is a matter of precept rather than of law, and cannot be precisely regulated by the legislator.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • Where precept had failed, Richard found himself converted by example.
  • Extract from : « Mistress Wilding » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Sanitation, not the word, but the underlying idea, was taught by precept and example.
  • Extract from : « The Negro Farmer » by Carl Kelsey
  • He must be taught and the teaching must be by practice as well as by precept.
  • Extract from : « The Negro Farmer » by Carl Kelsey
  • In that case, perhaps you are aware of a precept commanding us to love our neighbors.
  • Extract from : « The Midnight Queen » by May Agnes Fleming
  • He has favoured my enterprise, and I will practise his precept.
  • Extract from : « Alroy » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • That would be contrary to every precept of the schoolboy code of ethics.
  • Extract from : « A Son of the City » by Herman Gastrell Seely
  • The women who are not obliged to work are those who most need this precept.
  • Extract from : « Girls and Women » by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}

Antonyms for precept

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