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1. precept

noun. ['ˈpriːˌsɛpt'] a doctrine that is taught.

Synonyms

  • teaching
  • ism
  • mitsvah
  • school of thought
  • commandment
  • doctrine
  • mitzvah
  • Golden Rule
  • philosophical system

Antonyms

  • formalism
  • nationalism
  • pluralism
  • unbelief

Etymology

  • praeceptum (Latin)
  • praecipio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Precept

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Example sentences of the word precept


1. Noun, singular or mass
The fourth precept of Islam is the observation of fasting, sawm, during the holy month of Ramadan.

Quotes containing the word precept


1. Once for all, then, a short precept is given thee: Love, and do what thou wilt: whether thou hold thy peace, through love hold thy peace; whether thou cry out, through love cry out; whether thou correct, through love correct; whether thou spare, through love do thou spare: let the root of love be within, of this root can nothing spring but what is good.
- Augustine of Hippo, Homilies on the First Epistle of John

2. The more profoundly we study this wonderful book [the Bible], and the more closely we observe its divine precept, the better citizens we will become and the higher will be our destiny as a nation.
- William McKinley

2. precept

noun. ['ˈpriːˌsɛpt'] rule of personal conduct.

Synonyms

  • caveat emptor
  • principle
  • higher law
  • ethic
  • moral principle
  • ethical code
  • prescript
  • rule

Antonyms

  • monism
  • internationalism
  • inactivity
  • pleasure principle

Etymology

  • praeceptum (Latin)
  • praecipio (Latin)
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