HyperDic: precept

English > 2 senses of the word precept:
NOUNcommunicationprecept, principlerule of personal conduct
cognitionprecept, teaching, commandmenta doctrine that is taught
precept > pronunciation
Rhymesaccept ... windswept: 12 rhymes with ehpt...
English > precept: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningRule of personal conduct.
Part ofethic, ethical codeA system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
Narrowercaveat emptorA commercial principle that without a warranty the buyer takes upon himself the risk of quality
higher lawA principle that takes precedent over the laws of society
hypothetical imperativeA principle stating the action required to attain a desired goal
moral principleThe principle that conduct should be moral
Broaderrule, prescriptPrescribed guide for conduct or action
Spanishprecepto, principio
Catalanprecepte, principi
English > precept: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA doctrine that is taught.
Example "he believed all the Christian precepts"
Synonymsteaching, commandment
NarrowerGolden RuleA command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount
mitzvah, mitsvah(Judaism) a precept or commandment / commandment of the Jewish law
Broaderdoctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ismA belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

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