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Decalogue

or Dec·a·log

[ dek-uh-lawg, -log ]
/ ˈdɛk əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg /
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noun
(sometimes lowercase) the Ten Commandments. Exodus 20:2–17; Deuteronomy 5:6–21.
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Origin of Decalogue

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English decalog, from Late Latin decalogus, from Medieval Greek, Greek dekálogos; see origin at deca-, -logue
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British Dictionary definitions for Decalogue

Decalogue
/ (ˈdɛkəˌlɒɡ) /

noun
another name for the Ten Commandments

Word Origin for Decalogue

C14: from Church Latin decalogus, from Greek, from deka ten + logos word
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