- Commandment Com*mand"ment, n. [OF. commandement, F.
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. [1913 Webster]
2. (Script.) One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.