Pre*cep"tor (?), n. [L. praeceptor, fr. praecipere to teach: cf. F. pr'ecepteur. See Precept.]


One who gives commands, or makes rules; specifically, the master or principal of a school; a teacher; an instructor.


The head of a preceptory among the Knights Templars.

Sir W. Scott.


© Webster 1913.

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