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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A principle intended as a general rule.

Usage examples (36)
  • The simplest and shortest ethical precept is to be served as little as possible . . . and to serve others as much as possible.
  • In ecclesiastical jurisprudence, the word precept is used:
  • The precept is very weighty. seemeth to have -- or, "thinketh that he hath" (Margin).
  • The precept is quoted from Prov.xxv. 21, 22; so that, high as it seems to be, the Old Testament was not a stranger to it. for more
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