commandment

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French comandement, from comander. See command.

Noun[edit]

commandment (plural commandments)

  1. Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
    • Bible, John xiii. 34
      A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another.
  2. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
    • Shakespeare
      And therefore put I on the countenance / Of stern commandment.
  3. (law) The offence of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.

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