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 for Word of command
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Command \Com*mand"\, n.
     1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an
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              Awaiting what command their mighty chief
              Had to impose.                        --Milton.
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     2. The possession or exercise of authority.
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              Command and force may often create, but can never
              cure, an aversion.                    --Locke.
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     3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the
        forces under his command.
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     4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of
        position; scope of vision; survey.
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              The steepy stand
              Which overlooks the vale with wide command.
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     5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to
        have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has
        command of the bridge.
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              He assumed an absolute command over his readers.
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     6. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post,
        or the whole territory under the authority or control of a
        particular officer.
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     Word of command (Mil.), a word or phrase of definite and
        established meaning, used in directing the movements of
        soldiers; as, aim; fire; shoulder arms, etc.
     Syn: Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion;
          sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest.
          See Direction.
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