Ten Commandments


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Ten Commandments

pl.n. Bible
The ten injunctions given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, serving as the basis of Mosaic Law.

Ten Commandments

pl n
(Bible) the Ten Commandments Old Testament the commandments summarizing the basic obligations of man towards God and his fellow men, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai engraved on two tables of stone (Exodus 20:1–17). Also known as: the Decalogue

Ten′ Command′ments


n.pl.
the precepts spoken by God to Israel, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai; the Decalogue.
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He took this Indian into his family, and by constant intercourse with him soon become sufficiently conversant with the vocabulary and construction of the language to translate the ten commandments, the Lord's prayer, and several passages of Scripture, besides composing exhortations and prayers.
Borckman was on his way for another nip, after having thickly threatened to knock seven bells and the ten commandments out of the black at the wheel for faulty steering, when Jerry appeared before him and blocked the way to his desire.
the old gentlemen, not in the least knowing what point of the ceremony we had arrived at, stood most amiably beaming at the ten commandments.
Greek, Turkish and Armenian morals consist only in attending church regularly on the appointed Sabbaths, and in breaking the ten commandments all the balance of the week.
And a deal sooner I would,' says Fletcher; `for what's more against one's stomach than a man coming and making himself bad company with his religion, and giving out as the Ten Commandments are not enough for him, and all the while he's worse than half the men at the tread-mill?
The ten commandments in every stroke of the pen, and the moral law all over the page.
It also promotes the false idea that American law is based on the Ten Commandments.
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In order that they may understand and appreciate the basic principles of the American system of government, the people of the United States of America and of the State of Arkansas need to identify the Ten Commandments, one of many sources, as influencing the development of what has become modern law," intoned legislation authorizing placement of a Ten Commandments monument at the state Capitol in Little Rock.
Murrah ruled in 1973 that an identical monument bearing the Ten Commandments was perfectly constitutional where it stood in Salt Lake City.
For those on the periphery of the debate over the Ten Commandments, there appears to be a bit of incredulity when one considers the brevity that is the establishment clause.
Douglas Kmiec, a constitutional law professor at Pepperdine University, said the Supreme Court's decision upholding the Ten Commandments plaque in Texas because it was among a variety of secular symbols strengthens the constitutionality of the cross on the county seal because it's also surrounded by many secular symbols.