Commandment

Com*mand"ment

(?), n. [OF. commandement, F. commandement.] 1. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.
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A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another.
John xiii. 34.
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2. (Script.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
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3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
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And therefore put I on the countenance
Of stern commandment.
Shak.
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4. (Law) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
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The Commandments, The Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, or summary of God's commands, given to Moses at Mount Sinai. (Ex. xx.)
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