What is a precept?

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    kgagnonposted 6 years ago

    What is a precept?

    Want to determine if American Precepts is appropriate category of classes in History, Government, etc.

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    ElizaDooleposted 6 years ago

    Used in this way; "Based on the precept ... " as a noun, it is a moral injunction, in the imperative. So "Based on the precept that law and order exists ... we need to set punishments for those who break the law." Often used in legal situations, with other similar words like precedent, pre-date, and predicate featuring in cases to establish motive.