I'm looking for a word or a phase that describes attributing something not to a person or group, but to an inanimate object like a rule.
A best practice is to run cross browser tests in all modern browsers.
We test our sites in all modern browsers.
In the first sentence the action of testing is attributed to a rule, not a person. Was curious if there is a term for when you use passive voice and attribute a recommendation to a rule, best practice, etc. to make it sound more authoritative