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Synonyms for commandment
kəˈmænd mənt, -ˈmɑnd-com·mand·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. commandment

    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in common use, the term is applied to any legislative act, however imperfect or unjust. Command and commandment are personal and particular; as, the commands of a parent; the ten commandments. An edict is the act of an absolute sovereign or other authority; we speak of the edict of an emperor, the decree of a court. A mandate is specific, for an occasion or a purpose; a superior court issues its mandate to an inferior court to send up its records. Statute is the recognized legal term for a specific law; enactment is the more vague and general expression. We speak of algebraic or chemical formulas, municipal ordinances, military orders, army regulations, ecclesiastical canons, the rules of a business house. Law is often used, also, for a recognized principle, whose violation is attended with injury or loss that acts like a penalty; as, the laws of business; the laws of nature. In more strictly scientific use, a natural law is simply a recognized system of sequences or relations; as, Kepler's laws of planetary distances. A code is a system of laws; jurisprudence is the science of law, or a system of laws scientifically considered, classed, and interpreted; legislation, primarily the act of legislating, denotes also the body of statutes enacted by a legislative body. An economy (Greek oikonomia, primarily the management of a house) is any comprehensive system of administration; as, domestic economy; but the word is extended to the administration or government of a state or people, signifying a body of laws and regulations, with the entire system, political or religious, especially the latter, of which they form a part; as, the code of Draco, Roman jurisprudence, British legislation, the Mosaic economy. Law is also used as a collective noun for a system of laws or recognized rules or regulations, including not only all special laws, but the principles on which they are based. The Mosaic economy is known also as the Mosaic law, and we speak of the English common law, or the law of nations. Polity (Greek politeia, from polis, a city) signifies the form, constitution, or method of government of a nation, state, church, or other institution; in usage it differs from economy as applying rather to the system, while economy applies especially to method, or to the system as administered; an economy might be termed a polity considered with especial reference to its practical administration, hence commonly with special reference to details or particulars, while polity has more reference to broad principles.

    Synonyms:
    canon, code, command, decree, economy, edict, enactment, formula, jurisprudence, law, legislation, mandate, order, ordinance, polity, principle, regulation, rule, statute

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commandmentnoun

    something that is commanded

    Synonyms:
    teaching, precept

  2. teaching, precept, commandmentnoun

    a doctrine that is taught

    "the teachings of religion"; "he believed all the Christian precepts"

    Synonyms:
    precept, principle, didactics, teaching, educational activity, education, pedagogy, instruction

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. commandmentnoun

    Synonyms:
    mandate, precept, command

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "commandment":

    command, precept

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How to use commandment in a sentence?

  1. Susan Gunn:

    President Trump identifies himself as a Christian and avid reader of the Bible. And I just call him and all of our hurting communities to remember the great commandment to love your neighbor as yourself.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The new commandment is that, it's a sin to disbelieve in yourself.

  3. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy:

    I believe in Reagan's 11th commandment: I won't speak ill of anybody, ted Cruz is a friend of mine; he's a senator. Ted Cruz is healthy for this party, just as every other Republican is healthy for this party. And I want more people to be part of the Republican party.

  4. Sunny Mathew Cheruthanniyil:

    It is absolutely impossible to be a rich Christian " Because he does not follow Jesus.Jesus answered, Mark 12:30 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    Adam and Eve may have been the first atheists, since they rebelled against the one commandment of God.

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