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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·cept /ˈpriˌsɛpt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·cept n.
 1. Any commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of action; esp., a command respecting moral conduct; an injunction; a rule.
    For precept must be upon precept.   --Isa. xxviii. 10.
    No arts are without their precepts.   --Dryden.
 2. Law A command in writing; a species of writ or process.
 Syn: -- Commandment; injunction; mandate; law; rule; direction; principle; maxim. See Doctrine.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·cept, v. t. To teach by precepts. [Obs.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: rule of personal conduct [syn: principle]
      2: a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he
         believed all the Christian precepts" [syn: teaching, commandment]