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But Baxter had no reason to regret the inconsistency of his precept and example.

By Precept and Example they ought to be encourag'd to it from their Infancy.

This is a matter of precept rather than of law, and cannot be precisely regulated by the legislator.

Where precept had failed, Richard found himself converted by example.

Sanitation, not the word, but the underlying idea, was taught by precept and example.

He must be taught and the teaching must be by practice as well as by precept.

In that case, perhaps you are aware of a precept commanding us to love our neighbors.

He has favoured my enterprise, and I will practise his precept.

That would be contrary to every precept of the schoolboy code of ethics.

The women who are not obliged to work are those who most need this precept.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French percept, percet (12c.), from Latin praeceptum "maxim, rule of conduct, order," noun use of neuter past participle of praecipere "give rules to, order, advise," literally "take beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + capere (past participle captus) "to take" (see capable). For change of vowel, see biennial.

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