You want to advocate for including a precept of Jewish law in civil or criminal law?
Likewise our second precept remained beyond discussion; direct open contact with humanity.
Many think this a precept of natural law; why not of the Constitution?
late 14c., from Old French percept, percet (12c.), from Latin praeceptum "maxim, rule of conduct, order," noun use of neuter past participle of praecipere "give rules to, order, advise," literally "take beforehand," from prae "before" (see pre-) + capere (past participle captus) "to take" (see capable). For change of vowel, see biennial.