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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