commandment

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noun com·mand·ment \ kə-ˈman(d)-mənt \

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 in a Sentence

  1. the Ten Commandments in the Bible

  2. the boss left behind a list of commandments for running the office while he was away

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First Known Use of commandment

13th century


COMMANDMENT Defined for English Language Learners

commandment

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Definition of commandment for English Language Learners

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


COMMANDMENT Defined for Kids

commandment

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noun com·mand·ment \ kə-ˈmand-mənt \

Definition of commandment for Students

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


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