Commandment

Definition of Commandment

Com`mand´ment
n.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 Decalogue, or summary of God's commands, given to Moses at Mount Sinai. (Ex. xx.
- Ex. xx.

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