Definition of Commandment

1. Noun. Something that is commanded.

Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding, Command, Dictation
Specialized synonyms: Decalogue, Ten Commandments
Derivative terms: Command



2. Noun. A doctrine that is taught. "He believed all the Christian precepts"
Exact synonyms: Precept, Teaching
Generic synonyms: Doctrine, Ism, Philosophical System, Philosophy, School Of Thought
Specialized synonyms: Golden Rule, Mitsvah, Mitzvah

Definition of Commandment

1. n. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.

Definition of Commandment

1. Noun. one of the Ten Commandments ¹

2. Noun. Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commandment

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commandment

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Literary usage of Commandment

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1. Publications (1854)
"What is the sixth commandment? A. The sixth commandment is, ... A. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavours to preserve our own life (Eph. v. ..."

2. Christian Institutions: Essays on Ecclesiastical Subjects by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley (1881)
"But the spirit of the commandment still remains; for we all need to be reminded that there is ... The Second commandment is no longer ours in the letter, ..."

3. The Marrow of Modern Divinity: In Two Parts by Edward Fisher (1830)
"I beseech you, sir, proceed to speak of the last commandment, as you have done of ... commandment X. Evan. Well then, I pray you consider, that in the tenth ..."

4. American Journal of Education (1880)
"Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment ? A. The eighth commandment is, Thou Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commanditent ..."

5. The Works of Thomas Shepard: First Pastor of the First Church, Cambridge by Thomas Shepard (1853)
"Solemn time may be referred to the second commandment, where solemn worship (in respect of the means of worship) is required, in some respect to the first ..."

6. Theology: Explained and Defended, in a Series of Sermons by Timothy Dwight (1839)
"The Fourth commandment. The Manner In which the Sabbath is to be observed. ... The Ninth commandment. The Nature and Importance of Truth and Veracity. ..."

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