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

  Commandment \Com*mand"ment\, n. [OF. commandement, F.
     1. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a
        charge; a precept; a mandate.
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              A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one
              another.                              --John xiii.
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     2. (Script.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to
        the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
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     3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
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              And therefore put I on the countenance
              Of stern commandment.                 --Shak.
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     4. (Law) The offense of commanding or inducing another to
        violate the law.
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     The Commandments, The Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, or
        summary of God's commands, given to Moses at Mount Sinai.
        (--Ex. xx.)
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