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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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In 1995 she wrote preceptively in her autobiography: "These changes (the 1980s) led to a powerful and largely middle-class lobby for tax allowances for child care-either nannies or play groups or, in educational disguise, nursery provision.