commandment, n. [OF. commandement, F. commandement.].
The Commandments, The Ten Commandments, the Decalogue, or summary of God's commands, given to Moses at Mount Sinai. (Ex. xx.)
behest, bidding, canon, code, command, convention, dictate, dictation, dictum, direct order, form, formula, general principle, golden rule, guideline, guiding principle, hest, imperative, law, maxim, mitzvah, moral, norm, order, ordinance, pleasure, principium, principle, regulation, rubric, rule, say-so, settled principle, special order, standard, tenet, will, word, word of command, working principle, working rule