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Definition of Preceptos

A preceptos is a mandate or order issued by a higher entity . That is, it refers to a maxim promulgated by a body of power and that demands obedience from the disciples or subjects.

Norm that guides someone’s actions and beliefs and that therefore conditions their behavior.


  1. Mandate
  2. Rule
  3. Order
  4. Instruction
  5. Rule


Preceptos are the plural form of the noun precept. This word  comes from the Latin  praeceptum  which means “mandate or order issued by a higher entity” . From this perspective, when a precept is promulgated by a moral, governmental or other entity, it must be followed by the subjects or people who are lower in the hierarchy.

In the world there are multiple preceptos that respond to different areas. There  are governmental, religious, arts, universal recommendation type, among others. 

The word precepts is accepted in all places where Spanish is spoken. Due to its wide use, it is an official term in the Spanish language that is used in various situations and for different reasons.


The preceptos are classified on many occasions as rules that must be followed.  For example, for Christianity the ten commandments contemplated in Exodus 20 are inescapable preceptos.

Many gurus or spirit guides have created various preceptos for people to live better. The idea of ​​all this is that  if people obey these recommendations they will be able to have a better life  and reach the maximum possible potential.

Affirmative preceptos can be simple phrases or comparison phrases such as the following: 

Love your father and mother

Be trustworthy

Several of the biblical commandments are formulated in a negative way : do not kill, do not steal, do not fornicate, among others. However, their essence seeks positive actions.

Among the preceptos that can be found in the world, many are formulated in a negative way, such as the following:

Do not do anything illegal

Avoid doing to others what you don’t want them to do to you