Commandment meaning

kə-măndmənt
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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.

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One of the Ten Commandments.
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The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
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One of the Ten Commandments.
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A command; an edict.
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An authoritative command or order; mandate; precept; specif., any of the Ten Commandments.
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Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
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(law) The offence of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
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Origin of commandment

  • From Old French comandement, from comander. See command.

    From Wiktionary