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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Com·mand·ment n.
 1. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.
    A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another.   --John xiii. 34.
 2. Script. One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
 3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
 And therefore put I on the countenance
 Of stern commandment.   --Shak.
 4. Law The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.
 The Commandments, The Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, or summary of God's commands, given to Moses at Mount Sinai. (--Ex. xx.)