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preceptive (comparative more preceptive, superlative most preceptive)

  1. (law) Of, pertaining to, or based on precepts
    • 1677: John Owen, The Doctrine of Justification by Faith
      • If it was necessary, that Christ as our surety should suffer the penalty of the law in our stead, because we have sinned; then it was also necessary that as our Surety, he should yield obedience to the preceptive part of the law also;
  2. instructive; didactic