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precept

Law
a. a writ or warrant
b. a written order to a sheriff to arrange an election, the empanelling of a jury, etc.
c. (in England) an order to collect money under a rate
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The affirmative or preceptive Laws of Nature necessarily and immediately resulting from hence, are (j) these that follow; 1.
16) AS head of the Massachusetts School Committee, Mann vetoed as inappropriately sectarian a book then in wide use, The Child at Home, which was staunchly Calvinist in matters of sin and final judgment, but he made the Bible into the principle of tolerance itself: "In every course of studies, all the practical and preceptive parts of the Gospel should .
In this way, the artist-writer became inevitable, for these devices also begged description as principles; they could be rationalized and quantified, and the very act of explaining--or even listing--them was enough to establish their preceptive function.
Whatever point Barbaro is making about deliberative oratory, here, then, clearly goes well beyond the commonplaces of the preceptive tradition.
Symbolically, I see this common logic as illustrated by the striking similarity of the conclusion to the preceptive "Fortunes of Men", when after a long list of human vocations the poet remarks upon the variety of the divine plan: and in the identical opening lines of Riddle 31 and 32, praising the diversity of the divine scheme in the world of nature:
There is also the work with primitive tools, and quantifications, which have engendered directly and indirectly perceptive and preceptive awareness of all that earthworks entail.
To them [those of Israel who lived under the dispensation of Moses, prior to the apostolic age] it was revealed almost exclusively in the preceptive form.
Heat Treating--In-house heat treating capability up to 1100 deg, for most preceptive hardening materials.