preceptive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

precept +‎ -ive

Adjective[edit]

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

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