decalogue


deca·logue

noun \ˈde-kə-ˌlg, -ˌläg\

Definition of DECALOGUE

1
capitalized :  ten commandments
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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