commandment

[ kuh-mand-muhnt, -mahnd- ]
/ kəˈmænd mənt, -ˈmɑnd- /

noun

a command or mandate.
(sometimes initial capital letter) any of the Ten Commandments.
the act or power of commanding.

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Origin of commandment

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

a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
literary any command
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