precept

precept
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, ordinance, prescript, principle, regulation, rule, saying, statute, tenet; concepts 318,688

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Precept — Pre cept, v. t. To teach by precepts. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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