commandment

[ kuh-mand-muhnt, -mahnd- ]
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noun
  1. a command or mandate.

  2. (sometimes initial capital letter) any of the Ten Commandments.

  1. the act or power of commanding.

Origin of commandment

1
1200–50; Middle English com(m)and(e)ment<Anglo-French, Old French com(m)andement.See command, -ment

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British Dictionary definitions for commandment

commandment

/ (kəˈmɑːndmənt) /


noun
  1. a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament

  2. literary any command

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