Decalogue


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Dec·a·logue

or Dec·a·log  (dĕk′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
n.
1. Bible The Ten Commandments.
2. A fundamental set of rules having authoritative weight.

[Middle English decalog, from Late Latin decalogus, from Greek dekalogos : deka, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots + logos, word, pronouncement; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

Decalogue

(ˈdɛkəˌlɒɡ)
n
(Bible) another name for the Ten Commandments
[C14: from Church Latin decalogus, from Greek, from deka ten + logos word]

Ten′ Command′ments


n.pl.
the precepts spoken by God to Israel, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai; the Decalogue.
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