Definition of commandment in English:

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commandment

Pronunciation: /kəˈmɑːndmənt/

noun

1A divine rule, especially one of the Ten Commandments: the Sabbath had to be kept as ordered in the Fourth Commandment
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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.
1.1 humorous A rule to be observed as strictly as one of the Ten Commandments: she had followed her mother’s commandments for long enough
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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).

Origin

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

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