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Part of speech: noun

Origin: Greek, late 16th century


Practice, as distinguished from theory; accepted practice or custom.

Examples of Praxis in a sentence

"Jeremy put the Hippocratic Oath into praxis on a daily basis."

"Marian turned her exercise plan into praxis."

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About Praxis

Praxis comes from medieval Latin, by way of the Greek version, meaning “doing,” as well as from the stem “prattein,” meaning “to do” or “to act.”

Did you Know?

Praxis doesn’t just refer to putting lessons and skills into practice. Philosophers like Aristotle, Plato, Immanuel Kant, Karl Marx, and countless others wrote about how citizens and governments could implement their ideas into accepted custom, or praxis.

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