Meaning of precept
Pronunciation: (prē'sept), [key]
- a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
- an injunction as to moral conduct; maxim.
- a procedural directive or rule, as for the performance of some technical operation.
- a writ or warrant.
- a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff 's order for an election.
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