Definition of 'precept'
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Human nature is too strong for them, and they don’t follow their own precepts. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857)With the loss of religious precepts and the growth in relativism, our only arbiter now is the law or regulation. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Used Occasionally. precept is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'precept'
British English: precept NOUN
A precept is a general rule that helps you to decide how you should behave in particular circumstances.
...an electoral process based on the precept that all people are born equal.
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