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pre•cept



Pronunciation: (prē'sept), [key]
n.
1. a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
2. an injunction as to moral conduct; maxim.
3. a procedural directive or rule, as for the performance of some technical operation.
4. Law.
a. a writ or warrant.
b. a written order issued pursuant to law, as a sheriff 's order for an election.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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