precept


precept
I noun axiom, canon, charge, code, command, commandment, decree, dictate, direction, doctrine, dogma, edict, fiat, guide, injunction, instruction, law, legal order, mandate, order, ordinance, praeceptum, praescriptum, prescript, principle, regulation, requirement, rubric, rule, statute, teaching, tenet, warrant, writ associated concepts: legal precept II index act (enactment), authority (documentation), belief (something believed), brevet, canon, charge (command), citation (charge), code, codification, constitution, dictate, direction (order), directive, doctrine, dogma, edict, guidance, holding (ruling of a court), injunction, instruction (direction), law, mandate, maxim, order (judicial directive), precedent, prescription (directive), principle (axiom), recommendation, regulation (rule), rubric (authoritative rule), rule (legal dictate), technicality, writ

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


precept
n.
(1) A moral rule.
(2) A written order, warrant, or writ.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


precept
An order, writ, warrant, or process. An order or direction, emanating from authority, to an officer or body of officers, commanding that officer or those officers to do some act within the scope of their powers. Rule imposing a standard of conduct or action.
In English law, the direction issued by a sheriff to the proper returning officers of cities and boroughs within his jurisdiction for the election of members to serve in parliament.
In old French law, a kind of letters issued by the king in subversion of the laws, being orders to the judges to do or tolerate things contrary to law.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


precept
An order, writ, warrant, or process. An order or direction, emanating from authority, to an officer or body of officers, commanding that officer or those officers to do some act within the scope of their powers. Rule imposing a standard of conduct or action.
 
In English law, the direction issued by a sheriff to the proper returning officers of cities and boroughs within his jurisdiction for the election of members to serve in parliament.
 
In old French law, a kind of letters issued by the king in subversion of the laws, being orders to the judges to do or tolerate things contrary to law.

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  • Precept — Pre cept, n. [L. praeceptum, from praecipere to take beforehand, to instruct, teach; prae before + capere to take: cf. F. pr[ e]cepte. See {Pre }, and {Capacious}.] 1. Any commandment, instruction, or order intended as an authoritative rule of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Precept — • Precept, in its common acceptation, is opposed to counsel , inasmuch as the former imposes an obligation, while the latter is a persuasion Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Precept — Pre cept, v. t. To teach by precepts. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • precept — prècept m <G mn pātā> DEFINICIJA 1. preporuka što i kako treba raditi u određenom slučaju; savjet, pouka 2. usvojena i određena obveza koja uređuje postupke i odnose u društvu; propis, pravilo 3. ono što se kome naloži, naredi; nalog,… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • precept — rule, *law, canon, regulation, statute, ordinance Analogous words: *principle, fundamental, axiom: *doctrine, tenet, dogma: injunction, behest, bidding (see COMMAND n) Antonyms: practice: counsel …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • precept — [n] law, rule of behavior, action axiom, behest, bidding, byword, canon, command, commandment, decree, decretum, direction, doctrine, dogma, edict, formula, fundamental, guideline, injunction, instruction, law, mandate, maxim, motto, order,… …   New thesaurus

  • precept — ► NOUN 1) a general rule regulating behaviour or thought. 2) a writ or warrant. 3) Brit. an order issued by one local authority to another specifying the rate of tax to be charged on its behalf. ORIGIN Latin praeceptum something advised …   English terms dictionary

  • precept — [prē′sept΄] n. [ME < L praeceptum < praecipere, to admonish, teach < prae , before (see PRE ) + capere, to take] 1. a commandment or direction meant as a rule of action or conduct 2. a rule of moral conduct; maxim 3. a rule or direction …   English World dictionary


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