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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commandment  \Com*mand"ment\,  n.  [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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commandment 
  n  :  something  that  is  commanded 




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