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- noun plural The ten injunctions given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, serving as the basis of Mosaic Law.
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- proper noun A list of religious and moral imperatives which, according to the Hebrew Bible, were written by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of two stone tablets.
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- noun the biblical commandments of Moses
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A translation of Ancient Hebrew עשרת הדברים (`aśéreth hadd'bharím, "(the)-ten-of the-utterances").
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