Precipient Pre*cip"i*ent, a. [L. praecipiens, p. pr. See {Precept}.] Commanding; directing. [1913 Webster]

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  • precipient — preˈcipient, a. [ad. L. præcipient em, pr. pple. of præcipĕre to command, instruct: see precept.] Commanding, directing. 1828–32 in Webster. in Craig. In mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • Canonical Precept —     Canonical Precept     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Canonical Precept     (Precept: From the Lat. præceptum from præcipere, to command).     Precept, in its common acceptation, is opposed to counsel, inasmuch as the former imposes an obligation,… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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