counter

Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "commandment" []

  • A command; an edict. (noun)
  • Bible One of the Ten Commandments. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commandment" in a sentence
  • "Alford explains, Which thing (the fact that the commandment is a new one) is true in Him and in you because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is now shining; that is, the commandment is a new one, and this is true both in the case of"
  • "The Hebrew word for “kill” in the commandment is the same word (transliteration “ratsach”) that is used to describe accidental killings for which the perpetrator could find safety in one of the cities of refuge – where the “Avenger” was not allowed to venture."
  • "And what we are to understand by the word commandment, which is expressed indefinitely, we may see in what follows; namely, that it is the same thing with the law, "The law," says the apostle,"