- The definition of a commandment is a rule that must be obeyed, especially one handed down by God.
A divine rule given by God to Moses such as the rule that "Thou shall not kill" is an example of a commandment.
commandment definition by Webster's New World
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an authoritative command or order; mandate; precept; specif., any of the Ten Commandments
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French comandement
commandment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A command; an edict.
- Bible One of the Ten Commandments.