from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or expressing a rule or principle that prescribes a particular course of action or conduct.
- adj. Instructive; didactic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or based on precepts
- adj. instructive; didactic
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing or giving precepts; of the nature of precepts; didactic.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giving or containing precepts or rules of conduct; instructive; admonitory.
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Mr. Bradley (not a rocket scientist and not too preceptive) also claims to know what others have failed to notice.
The basis of the punishment is the rationale of a law, or the preceptive aspect of a law.
Norris divides a law into a preceptive and a punitive element.
I know it sounds horrible to pull away, but it may enable her learn that words can be hurtful - she's a pretty preceptive girl especially for her age, so it just might be a good lesson.
To follow up on the last post one the thing I liked a lot about the Netroots Nation conference was the sense that I was among people that were really preceptive and knowledge.
There were a number of post-Thomistic writers in the medieval and modern periods who in some way denied (2), the natural authority of the natural law, holding that while the content of the natural law is fixed either wholly or in part by human nature, its preceptive power could only come from an additional divine command: the views of John Duns Scotus, Francisco Suarez, and John Locke fit this mold.
Sometimes he is unbelievable preceptive and on the mark, but these moments of lucidity are becoming more frequently marked by moments of thick-headedness.
The idea of Webb viewing himself being the protagonist in his own novel is preceptive.
The revelation of the preceptive will of God made by Jesus Christ may be considered two ways: -- (1.)
Universal actual obedience, -- they are the sum of the preceptive part of the gospel, Eph. iv.