Difficulty Level: High
Meaning: Refers to a commandment or order issued with the intention of prescribing conduct. A warrant or directive
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