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com·mand·ment

 (kə-mănd′mənt)
n.
1. A command; an edict.
2. Bible One of the Ten Commandments.

commandment

(kəˈmɑːndmənt)
n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
2. literary any command

com•mand•ment

(kəˈmænd mənt, -ˈmɑnd-)

n.
1. a command or mandate.
2. (sometimes cap.) any of the Ten Commandments.
3. the act or power of commanding.
[1200–50; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commandment - something that is commanded
bid, bidding, command, dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
2.commandment - a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
Golden Rule - a command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount; "Whatsoever ye would that men do unto you, do you even so unto them" (Matthew 7:12)
mitsvah, mitzvah - (Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law

commandment

noun
An authoritative indication to be obeyed:
Translations
وَصِيَّه
přikázání
bud
määräys
parancsolat
boðorðboîorî
prikázanie
10 emirden biriemir

commandment

[kəˈmɑːndmənt] N (Bible) → mandamiento m
the Ten Commandmentslos diez mandamientos

commandment

[kəˈmɑːndmənt] n (BIBLE)commandement mcommand module n [spaceship] → module m de commande

commandment

n (esp Bibl) → Gebot nt; to break a commandmentgegen ein Gebot verstoßen

commandment

[kəˈmɑːndmənt] n (Bible) → comandamento

command

(kəˈmaːnd) verb
1. to order. I command you to leave the room immediately!
2. to have authority over. He commanded a regiment of soldiers.
3. to have by right. He commands great respect.
noun
1. an order. We obeyed his commands.
2. control. He was in command of the operation.
commandant (komənˈdant) , ((American) ˈkoməndant) noun
an officer who has the command of a place or of a body of troops.
comˈmander noun
1. a person who commands. He was the commander of the expedition.
2. in the British navy, an officer of the rank next below the captain.
comˈmanding adjective
1. impressive. He has a commanding appearance.
2. with a wide view. The house had a commanding position on the hill.
comˈmandment noun
a command given by God, especially one of the ten given to Moses.
comˌmander-in-ˈchief noun
the officer in supreme command of an army, or of the entire forces of the state.
References in classic literature ?
Recall the commandment, or he will dissolve the castle and it shall vanish away like the instable fabric of a dream
We do not work on Sunday, because the commandment forbids it; the Germans do not work on Sunday, because the commandment forbids it.
I have carried out the commandment of the king; I have slain her, mad or sane, whom the king commanded should be killed, and I have earned not death, but a reward.
Many a law, many a commandment have I broken, but my word never.
The Caliph's commandment fell upon me like a thunderbolt.
Constantly carrying out their policy of making Configuration the leading idea in every mind, the Circles reverse the nature of that Commandment which in Spaceland regulates the relations between parents and children.
Besides, his probity was irreproachable, in an age in which soldiers compromised so easily with their religion and their consciences, lovers with the rigorous delicacy of our era, and the poor with God's Seventh Commandment.
But man -- man, whom God created in his own image -- man, upon whom God has laid his first, his sole commandment, to love his neighbor -- man, to whom God has given a voice to express his thoughts -- what is his first cry when he hears his fellow-man is saved?
But I hold that Christians are freed from the literal observance of the Fourth Commandment.
He put it in his trousers pocket when he went to bed, together with his false teeth, of which he had two beautiful sets that, my own being none of the best, have often caused me to break the tenth commandment.
Well, then, my first commandment is, Thou shalt not omit to shave every day.
I wish I could imitate him when he came to the fifth commandment.