Part of speech: noun

An edict; order; law.

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Usage examples "commandment":

  1. There is one commandment which includes all the rest. - "Malcolm", George MacDonald.
  2. Or has any sage ever given a satisfactory answer to the question, of how the commandment that the sins of the fathers must be visited on the children, can be made to harmonize with the idea of a just government of the world? - "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.
  3. " As I have loved you," makes the commandment " love one another" a new commandment. - "The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon", Alexander Maclaren.