how to pronounce precept


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precept is pronounced in two syllables

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meanings of precept


  1. A written command, especially a demand for payment.
  2. A rate or tax set by a precept.
  3. A rule or principle, especially one governing personal conduct.
  4. (Britain) An order issued by one local authority to another specifying the rate of tax to be charged on its behalf.


  1. To teach by precepts.

precept frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word precept occurs in english on average 0.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics precept can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that precept can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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