commandment

[ kuh-mand-muh nt, -mahnd- ]
/ kəˈmænd mənt, -ˈmɑnd- /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. commander-in-chief,
  2. commandery,
  3. commanding,
  4. commanding officer,
  5. commandingly,
  6. commandments,
  7. commandments, ten,
  8. commando,
  9. commando operation,
  10. commando procedure

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 commandments

commandment

/ (kəˈmɑːndmənt) /

noun

a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
literary any command
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Word Origin and History for commandments
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