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Precept

Mar 12, 2013 14:08 IST

    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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