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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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McKenney and Keen's concept reflected four styles of cognition, namely preceptive, receptive, systematic and intuitive cognitive style.
The affirmative or preceptive Laws of Nature necessarily and immediately resulting from hence, are (j) these that follow; 1.
The general reason of difference between preceptive law and natural right, is, that the first contains rules and principles for acting well, which rules contain necessary truth, and therefore are immutable; for they are founded in the intrinsic rectitude or wrongness of the objects.
simplicifolia significantly reduced lordosis response and increased rejection behavior in female rats treated with the highest dose while it did not influence preceptive behaviors.
The fact that the CPC is mentioned only in the Preamble suggests how important and preceptive (and not only declaratory) the Preamble can be, as this one happens to be, the only part of the document that reflects the Material Constitution of the country.
The Law of the Cross is a preceptive determinant of events, and it is in the transformation that takes place in events through nonviolent response that redemption takes place in history.
I would argue that more than the metaphysical, epistemological, or preceptive dimensions, the soteriological dimension can provide the needed criterion as well as a framework for rigorous Buddhist social and environmental ethics.
Rhonheimer quotes Cajetan, who in his commentary on Thomas points out that the acts of practical reason are in themselves preceptive as preconceptual acts, but are conceptualized and discussed through reflection, so the power and nature of practical reason are seen in the agent's actual acts.
Granted, the early preceptive moments make Remy look like a puppet master manipulating Linguini like a marionette.
The editors state that the "basic criterion for inclusion in RRSTC is that a given work purports to offer preceptive advice for the preparation and delivery of future discourse, or to offer analytical study intended or used for the same purposes" (xvi).
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.