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Definition of Commandment

Commandment

  1. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.
  2. One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
  3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
  4. The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.

Commandment Quotations

If a man say, 'I love God,' and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
John the Apostle

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
Charles William Eliot

If we are to keep democracy, there must be a commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.
Learned Hand

Wherever I look, I see signs of the commandment to honor one's parents and nowhere of a commandment that calls for the respect of a child.
Alice Miller

The people who misuse the Sabbath lose the blessings of spiritual food and growth promised to those who keep this commandment.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
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Commandment Translations

commandment in German is Gebot, Vorschrift
commandment in Hungarian is parancsolat
commandment in Spanish is mando
commandment in Swedish is bud
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