Other Word Forms of Precept
Origin of Precept
Middle English from Old French from Latin praeceptum from neuter past participle of praecipere to advise, teach prae- pre- capere to take kap- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Vulgar Latin praeceptum, form of praecipere (“to teach"), from Latin prae (“pre-") + capere (“take").
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