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Definition of Precept


  1. To teach by precepts.

Precept Quotations

We must reject the idea that every time a law's broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.
Ronald Reagan

A good example is far better than a good precept.
Dwight L. Moody

The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Rene Descartes

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to talk; and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

This is the precept by which I have lived: Prepare for the worst; expect the best; and take what comes.
Hannah Arendt
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Precept Translations

precept in German is Vorschrift
precept in Latin is praeceptum, praecepio

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