Definition of commandment in English:


Syllabification: com·mand·ment
Pronunciation: /kəˈmandmənt


  • 1A divine rule, especially one of the Ten Commandments.
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    • Indeed, this is an indication of the Divine nature of the commandments.
    • This is a reference to Satan and his accomplices who try to creep up in the skies to overhear divine commandments.
    • But I find the category of grave external sin against the sixth commandment too broad for the reasons I have stated.
  • 1.1A rule to be observed as strictly as one of the Ten Commandments.
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    • It was her husband who had instructed her concerning the commandment.
    • know my youngest son, who yearns to join corporate America as a stock analyst, wants to live up to his Dad's commandment to do good things and make money without selling your soul.
    • The Men Commandments: Three dozen universal rules and regulations for guys (minus the beer).


Middle English: from Old French comandement, from comander 'to command' (see command).

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