Meaning of “the Decalogue” in the English Dictionary

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"the Decalogue" in British English

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the Decaloguenoun [ S ]

uk /ˈdek.ə.lɒɡ/ us /ˈdek.ə.lɑːɡ/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Christ abolished the purely Jewish law, but he left the Decalogue intact. 
  • He firmly and privately believed an omission in a catalogue a far greater sin than a breach of the Decalogue. 
  • It was subsequently inscribed on two stone tables, and is known as the Decalogue or Ten Commandments of God. 
  • The Decalogue recognizes slaves as property. 
  • The moral law is briefly expressed in the decalogue or ten commandments, and is still more briefly summed up in the two great commandments, to love God with all our heart and to love our neighbor as ourselves. 

(Definition of “the Decalogue” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)