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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
behest, bidding, canon, code, command, convention, dictate, dictation, dictum, direct order, form, formula, general principle, golden rule, guideline, guiding principle, hest, imperative, law, maxim, mitzvah, moral, norm, order, ordinance, pleasure, principium, principle, regulation, rubric, rule, say-so, settled principle, special order, standard, tenet, will, word, word of command, working principle, working rule
Dictionary Results for commandment:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
commandment
    n 1: something that is commanded
    2: a doctrine that is taught; "the teachings of religion"; "he
       believed all the Christian precepts" [syn: teaching,
       precept, commandment]

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Commandment \Com*mand"ment\, n. [OF. commandement, F.
   commandement.]
   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.
                                                  34.
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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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