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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]