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Noun: precept  pree-sept
  1. Rule of personal conduct
    - principle, maxim
  2. A doctrine that is taught
    "he believed all the Christian precepts";
    - teaching, commandment

Derived forms: precepts

Type of: doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, prescript, rule, school of thought

Part of: ethic, ethical code

Encyclopedia: Precept, Samadhi, Enlightenment