Origin of commandment
Examples from the Web for commandment
America is coming dangerously close to replacing the second commandment (do not worship false idols) with the Second Amendment.Newtown’s Pastor, Three Months Later
March 24, 2013
Perhaps you might find in a particular ritual or commandment a way of expressing your sense of awe.In A Very Deep Way: Remembering Rabbi David Hartman
February 21, 2013
Bennett even called it a “mitzvah,” which translates literally into "commandment."Bennett’s First Speech To The Knesset
Brent E. Sasley
February 13, 2013
And the first commandment of the modern GOP reads: “Thou Shalt Not Vote to Raise Taxes.”Washington May Have a Deal on Taxes, but the Toughest Problems Remain
December 31, 2012
Former Chief of General Staff Sir General Mike Jackson said Harry had breached the “11th commandment” by getting caught.British General: Harry 'Broke 11th Commandment' by Getting Caught
September 26, 2012
What special blessing is promised to those who keep this commandment?
What does this commandment forbid, and what does it command?
Mention some ways in which this commandment is broken with respect to self.
Mention some ways in which this commandment is broken with respect to others.
Sins against this Second Commandment are common, but not small sins.
- a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
- literary any command
Word Origin and History for commandment
late 13c., "an order from an authority," from Old French comandement "order, command," from Latin *commandamentum, from *commandare (see command (v.)). Pronounced as four syllables until 17c.
Of þe x commandements ... þe first comondement is þis, O God we ssul honuri [c.1280]