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commandmentnoun [C]

uk   /kəˈmɑːnd.mənt/  us   /-ˈmænd-/
often literary an ​order, ​especially one of the Ten Commandments
(Definition of commandment from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Commandmentnoun [C]

 us   /kəˈmænd·mənt/
any of the ten ​importantrules of ​behavior that the ​Bible says were given by ​God to Moses
(Definition of Commandment from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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