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In the United States, this is a core constitutional precept.

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Rachel Pierce coined the phrase “Capitol Hill feminism” to describe how “women on the Hill adopted and adapted the rhetoric, ideological precepts, and policy goals of the women’s movement.”

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Yet Butler pulls it off, by painting vivid portraits of the people who breathed life into those precepts.

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The Buddhist monastic community is divided into a fourfold system of novice monks, novice nuns, fully ordained monks and fully ordained nuns, each with a set of precepts, or vinaya, that they need to follow.

This study hopes to nail down the “hot zones” of consciousness—either the front or back of the brain—and how conscious thoughts or precepts are maintained over time.

Ironically, this is the one precept on which liberals and conservatives agree.

You want to advocate for including a precept of Jewish law in civil or criminal law?

Where would a justice be more likely than in Israel to run across an arguable precept.

Many think this a precept of natural law; why not of the Constitution?

Likewise our second precept remained beyond discussion; direct open contact with humanity.

And explicitly, in the same connection are the various observances included in it presented in precept.

The Ten Commandments are of perpetual obligation on all; and so is every moral precept included in them.

A leader of men rather than a tactician or strategist, he played on the enthusiasm of his soldiers by example rather than precept.

Both the positive precept and the statutes of the decalogue unfolded what was designed as a covenant claim.

If he sometimes come across a precept which is perfectly clear and irrefutable, Donald does not scruple to ignore it.

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On this page you'll find 89 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to precept, such as: axiom, canon, commandment, doctrine, dogma, and edict.

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