Synonyms of precept in English:

precept


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noun

1‘the precepts of Orthodox Judaism’

SYNONYMS
principle, rule, tenet, canon, code, doctrine, guideline, working principle, law, ordinance, statute, command, order, decree, mandate, dictate, dictum, directive, direction, instruction, injunction, prescription, commandment
mitzvah
rare prescript

2‘precepts that her grandmother used to quote’

SYNONYMS
maxim, saying, adage, axiom, aphorism, saw, proverb, motto
rare apophthegm