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precept, direction, instruction, charge, prescript, prescription, recipe, receipt, golden rule, maxim
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, aphorism, apothegm, apophthegm, dictum, saying, adage, saw, proverb, sentence, mot, motto, word, byword, moral, phylactery, protasis, axiom, theorem, scholium, truism, postulate, first principles, a priori fact, assumption (supposition), reflection, conclusion, golden rule, principle, principia, profession of faith, settled principle, accepted principle, formula, accepted fact, received truth, wise maxim
, sage maxim
, received maxim
, admitted maxim
, recognized maxim
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