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decalogue

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noun deca·logue \ˈde-kə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Definition of decalogue

  1. 1 capitalized :  ten commandments

  2. 2 :  a basic set of rules carrying binding authority



Examples of decalogue

  1. <the decalogue for scouting known as the Scout Oath>



Origin of decalogue

Middle English decaloge, from Late Latin decalogus, from Greek dekalogos, from deka- + logos word — more at legend


First Known Use: 14th century


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