commandment

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

com·mand·ment

noun \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

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

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