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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. something that is commanded;

2. a doctrine that is taught;
- Example: "the teachings of religion"
- Example: "he believed all the Christian precepts"
[syn: teaching, precept, commandment]

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. [1913 Webster] A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another. --John xiii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. (Script.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority. [1913 Webster] And therefore put I on the countenance Of stern commandment. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law. [1913 Webster] The Commandments, The Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, or summary of God's commands, given to Moses at Mount Sinai. (--Ex. xx.) [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "commandment": 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