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commandment

noun com·mand·ment \kə-ˈman(d)-mənt\

: an important rule given by God that tells people how to behave

Full Definition of COMMANDMENT

1
:  the act or power of commanding
2
:  something that is commanded; especially :  one of the biblical Ten Commandments
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Examples of COMMANDMENT

  1. the Ten Commandments in the Bible
  2. <the boss left behind a list of commandments for running the office while he was away>

First Known Use of COMMANDMENT

13th century
COMMANDMENT Defined for Kids

commandment

noun com·mand·ment \kə-ˈmand-mənt\

Definition of COMMANDMENT for Kids

1
:  something given as a command
2
:  one of ten rules given by God that are mentioned in the Bible

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