six precepts (1) ［六法戒・六法］ ( roppō-kai or roppō): Also, six prohibitions or six commandments. The precepts for shikshamānā, female novices of eighteen and nineteen years of age preparing to become fully ordained nuns. The six precepts are prohibitions against killing, stealing, having sexual relations, lying, drinking intoxicants, and eating after noon. Descriptions of the six precepts vary slightly among Buddhist texts. See also precepts; shikshamānā.
(2) ［六重戒・六重の法］ ( rokujū-kai or rokujū-no-hō): Prohibitions against killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct, talking about the misdeeds of other Buddhists, and selling intoxicants, which are set forth in the Precepts for Laymen Sutra.