◄ Commandment ►

1. (n.) An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.

2. (n.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.

3. (n.) The act of commanding; exercise of authority.

4. (n.) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.

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