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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or expressing a rule or principle that prescribes a particular course of action or conduct.
  • adjective Instructive; didactic.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Giving or containing precepts or rules of conduct; instructive; admonitory.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Containing or giving precepts; of the nature of precepts; didactic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective law Of, pertaining to, or based on precepts
  • adjective instructive; didactic

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