Learn how to say Precept correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word precept:
1a general rule intended to regulate behaviour or thought:
the legal precept of being innocent until proven guilty
children learn far more by example than by precept
2a writ or warrant:
the Commissioner issued precepts requiring the companies to provide information
3British an order issued by one local authority to another specifying the rate of tax to be charged on its behalf:
the precept required a supplementary rate of 6.1p in the pound
a rate or tax set by a precept.
late Middle English: from Latin praeceptum, neuter past participle of praecipere ‘warn, instruct’, from prae ‘before’ + capere ‘take’