Principle and Precept


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Principle noun – Rule of personal conduct.
Precept is a synonym for principle in law topic. In some cases you can use "Precept" instead a noun "Principle", when it comes to topics like regulation, rule. popular alternative
Nearby Words: principal, principled, principally, principe
Synonyms for Principle


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Precept noun – Rule of personal conduct.
Principle is a synonym for precept in regulation topic. You can use "Principle" instead a noun "Precept", if it concerns topics such as rule, law, maxim. popular alternative
Nearby Words: preceptor, preceptive
Synonyms for Precept

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moral moral principle moral precept
general general principle general precept
highest highest principle highest precept
basic basic principle basic precept
Other adjectives: central.
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