commandment

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noun com·mand·ment \kə-ˈman(d)-mənt\

Definition of commandment

  1. 1 :  the act or power of commanding

  2. 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>

13th Century

First Known Use of commandment

13th century


COMMANDMENT Defined for English Language Learners

commandment

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noun com·mand·ment \kə-ˈman(d)-mənt\

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. 1 :  something given as a command

  2. 2 :  one of ten rules given by God that are mentioned in the Bible



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