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pre·cep·tive

 (prĭ-sĕp′tĭv)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or expressing a rule or principle that prescribes a particular course of action or conduct.
2. Instructive; didactic.

pre·cep′tive·ly adv.

preceptive

(prɪˈsɛptɪv)
adj
1. of, resembling, or expressing a precept or precepts
2. didactic
preˈceptively adv

pre•cep•tive

(prɪˈsɛp tɪv)

adj.
1. expressing a precept.
2. giving instructions; instructive.
[1425–75; < Latin]
pre•cep′tive•ly, adv.
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Permissive law could not be wholly separated from preceptive and prohibitory law, he argued.
As such, use of cuaderna via immediately signaled preceptive entertainment, spiritual instruction, typology, and allegorical interpretation.
Tierney opens his latest book with a relatively simple distinction--though one he notes has been largely lost in contemporary debates: law may be preceptive, requiring and forbidding certain acts, or it may be permissive, leaving individual persons with the choice whether to take such actions.
The data show that clinical reasoning, screening, examination, evaluation, plan of care, procedural and educational intervention, documentation and outcome assessment has no significant relationship towards preceptive, receptive, intuitive, and systematic cognitive style of physical therapists.
Unlike the didacticism occasionally exhibited by the well-intentioned, contemporary subscribers of the return to the real or the referent, Bellocchio feels no obligation to directly address, for instance, Berlusconi's misadventures; he has no interest in proposing a pedagogic or preceptive critique of the times.
3) For a review of all Cervantes's preceptive ideas about history writing, see Alvar Ezquerra ("Cervantes y la comunicacion de la historia").
70r/ secundo (i) primo [the second kind of natural law] as that it is not Just to do that to another which we would not that another should do to me, (j) in the same Circumstance that I am not to do hurt to him that is innocent that I am to be thankfull for benefits received, and many more both in the preceptive and prohibitory instances of Moral or Natural Law's.
The explanation of these results could be based upon the general intendents' highest level of formal education in comparison to the other ranks, not only because of the university degree, which is also preceptive to access the rank of chief intendent, but also because of the specific training in management techniques received when obtaining the rank.
When he discusses the difference between (and complementarity of) natural law and natural rights, he states that the preceptive natural law gives direction to man's actions with regard to what is right and wrong, and natural rights are the subject matter about which the preceptive law is concerned.
The Machiavellian dimension proposed here extends this dangerously preceptive tendency beyond the sphere of manners to encompass the moral economy of an age in which security and contingency waged perpetual war.
Ah examination of the aesthetic pronouncements in a number of overtly theoretical texts as well as seemingly-unrelated petrarchanesque poems suggests that two recurring motifs and age-old symbols of the artistic endeavor--the mirror and the female body--also influenced preceptive considerations of literature and the visual arts.