One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the precepts of Orthodox Judaism’
principle, rule, tenet, canon, code, doctrine, guideline, working principle, law, ordinance, statute, command, order, decree, mandate, dictate, dictum, directive, direction, instruction, injunction, prescription, commandment
2‘precepts that her grandmother used to quote’
maxim, saying, adage, axiom, aphorism, saw, proverb, motto
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