COMMANDMENTS

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Commandment \Com*mand"ment\, noun [OF. commandement, F. commandement.]

1. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.

A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another. --John xiii. 34.

2. (Script.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.

And therefore put I on the countenance Of stern commandment. --Shak.

4. (Law) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.

{The Commandments}, {The Ten Commandments}, the Decalogue, or summary of God's commands, given to Moses at Mount Sinai. (--Ex. xx.)

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

commandment

noun

1: something that is commanded

2: a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts" [syn: {teaching}, {precept}, {commandment}]


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