Ten Commandments

plural noun

: the ethical commandments of God given according to biblical accounts to Moses by voice and by writing on stone tablets on Mount Sinai

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First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Ten Commandments was in the 13th century

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“Ten Commandments.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ten%20Commandments. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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Ten Commandments

noun plural
: the commandments of God given to Moses on Mount Sinai

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