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An example of précis is to write a 50-word summation of a novella.
The military and historical works comprise precis of the wars of Julius Caesar, Turenne and Frederick the Great.
A specimen of another butterfly (Precis sesamus) which mimics the Acraea was then offered in the same manner.
British War Office, Précis of information concerning Zululand (1894) and Precis.
The Lord's Prayer was communicated with similar solemnity in the West (traditio precis).
During the Reign of Terror he was imprisoned at St Lazare; there he began his Precis de l'histoire universelle, afterwards published in nine volumes.