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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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Considering your recent Ten Commandments victory, I think you have a great shot of getting the gubernatorial nod in the next election.
In my own amended Ten Commandments, I would choose some of the above, but I would also try to find room for, among others:
WHITFIELD: All right, let's tackle the Ten Commandments first, since this judge doesn't seem to want to, even though an appellate court says it's a violation of church and state to have this two and a half ton granite piece of Ten Commandments right in the middle of the Judicial Center in Alabama.
But you know, it tells us that the Ten Commandments, why we came over to this country, was because we wanted freedom, and that's like our foundation.
He said the basic manual covers subjects from camping to close order drill and lists 14 leadership skills as guideposts, along with the Ten Commandments.
God gave privately to Moses, to be by him communicated to the people, relating to his worship, ver. 22, &c. The Ten Commandments. (b. c.