American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A command; an edict.
- n. Bible One of the Ten Commandments.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A command; a mandate; an order or injunction given by authority; a charge; an authoritative precept.
- n. Specifically Any one of the ten injunctions, engraved upon tables of stone, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai, according to the account in Exodus. See decalogue.
- n. Authority; command; power of commanding.
- n. In old English law, the offense of instigating another to transgress the law.
- n. The ten fingers.
- n. The lines in an apple extending from the stem through the pulp.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.
- n. (Script.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
- n. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
- n. (Law) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
- n. something that is commanded
- n. a doctrine that is taught
“Alford explains, Which thing (the fact that the commandment is a new one) is true in Him and in you because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is now shining; that is, the commandment is a new one, and this is true both in the case of”
“The Hebrew word for “kill” in the commandment is the same word (transliteration “ratsach”) that is used to describe accidental killings for which the perpetrator could find safety in one of the cities of refuge – where the “Avenger” was not allowed to venture.”
“And what we are to understand by the word commandment, which is expressed indefinitely, we may see in what follows; namely, that it is the same thing with the law, "The law," says the apostle,”
“If the commandment be true and righteous, every transgressions of the commandment is an error, as grounded upon a mistake; every wicked practice takes rise from some corrupt principle; it is a deviation from the rule we are to work by, the way we are to walk in.”
“Adam & Eve suggests that the most important commandment is to eschew violence, especially in the name of religion.”
“The third commandment is denouncing any human being so vain as to tell God what to do.”
“Violating traditional GOP rules like the 11th commandment is what the Tea Party is all about. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds”
“Particularly on the matter of whether a commandment is uninfluential, as that is a very subjective designation.”
“But to paraphrase Winston Churchill, the preposition commandment is a rule up with which you should not put.”
“Jesus said the second highest commandment is to love our neighbors as we love ourself.”
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