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Precept

Refers to a commandment or order issued with the intention of prescribing conduct. A warrant or directive

Mar 12, 2013 14:08 IST
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Precept: Noun
Pronunciation: PREE-sept
Difficulty Level: High
Meaning: Refers to a commandment or order issued with the intention of prescribing conduct. A warrant or directive

Usage/Example

1. The precept was to be obeyed at all costs.
2. He said he aimed to freeze the precept - the sum paid yearly to the GLA by London households - in 2009 because of the "serious financial squeeze".
BBC, Job cuts to save City Hall funds, 10 September 2008

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