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Ethical narratives (gleng-bzhi, Skt. nidana) are rules, codified by Buddha for those who are ordained, concerning which actions constitute a breach of their vows.
And in the category of "finally there's a word for that" there's gleng (to pull on the car door handle at the exact instant that the driver is attempting to unlock the door for you).
From among the twelve scriptural categories, examples include ethical narratives (gleng-bzhi, Skt. nidana) and, elsewhere, connecting passages (mtshams-sbyor, Skt. samdhi) and helping passages (mthun-‘gyur).