Precept vs Nonkilling - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between precept and nonkilling

is that precept is a rule or principle, especially one governing personal conduct while nonkilling is a precept or worldview that affirms the possibility of a society where killing is absent.

As a verb precept

is (obsolete) to teach by precepts.

As an adjective nonkilling is

not engaging in killing.

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Alternative forms

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Noun

(en noun)
  • A rule or principle, especially one governing personal conduct.
  • * 2006 : , The Gift of Language
  • ** I need hardly point out that Pinker doesn't really believe anything of what he writes, at least if example is stronger evidence of belief than precept .
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  • ** He found a people in the extreme of barbarism living in caves, feeding upon the bloody flesh of animals they killed in hunting; he taught them many things, so that by his example, and for generations after he left them by his precepts , they advanced to high civilization.
  • (legal) A written command, especially a demand for payment.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To teach by precepts.
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    English

    Alternative forms

    * non-killing

    Adjective

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  • Not engaging in killing.
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  • Noun

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  • A precept or worldview that affirms the possibility of a society where killing is absent.
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  • Lack of killing; permitting to live.
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  • (countable) An action or occurrence other than a direct killing (but possibly having a similar effect).
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  • See also

    * ahimsa * nonlethal * nonviolence * satyagraha

    References

    (wikipedia nonkilling) (wikiversity) * "Nonkilling: A New Paradigm" International Encyclopedia of Peace. Oxford University Press, New York (2009) * "Nonkilling Political Science" Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, 2nd Edition. Elsevier, San Diego (2008) * "Nonkilling Global Society" Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS). EOLSS Publishers, Oxford (2004) * Glenn D. Paige, Nonkilling Global Political Science , 1st ed. (2002); 3rd ed. (2009)