Preceptive Pre*cep"tive, a. [L. praeceptivus.] Containing or giving precepts; of the nature of precepts; didactic; as, the preceptive parts of the Scriptures. [1913 Webster]

The lesson given us here is preceptive to us. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

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  • preceptive — index decretal, disciplinary (educational), informative, prescriptive Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • preceptive — [prē sep′tiv, prisep′tiv] adj. [LL praeceptivus] 1. of, having the nature of, or expressing a precept 2. giving precepts; instructive; didactic preceptively adv …   English World dictionary

  • preceptive — adjective Date: 15th century giving precepts ; didactic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • preceptive — preceptively, adv. /pri sep tiv/, adj. 1. of the nature of or expressing a precept; mandatory. 2. giving instructions; instructive. [1425 75; late ME < L praeceptivus. See PRECEPT, IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • preceptive — adjective a) Of, pertaining to, or based on precepts b) instructive; didactic …   Wiktionary

  • preceptive — Synonyms and related words: authoritative, autodidactic, binding, canonical, coeducational, commanding, compelling, cultural, decretal, decretive, decretory, dictated, dictating, didactic, directive, disciplinary, edifying, educating, educational …   Moby Thesaurus

  • preceptive — prɪ septɪv adj. instructive, providing direction; pertaining to a commandment, concerning a mandate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preceptive — pre·cep·tive …   English syllables

  • preceptive — pre•cep•tive [[t]prɪˈsɛp tɪv[/t]] adj. 1) expressing a precept 2) giving instructions; instructive • Etymology: 1425–75; < L pre•cep′tive•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • preceptive — /prəˈsɛptɪv/ (say pruh septiv) adjective 1. of the nature of or expressing a precept; mandatory. 2. giving instructions; instructive. –preceptively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

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