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commandment

com·mand·ment

commandment

 
pronunciation:
k maend mnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an order or law.
The monk lived by a commandment never to eat meat.
definition 2: in the Jewish or Christian Bible, one of the Ten Commandments or laws given to Moses by God.
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The word commandment contains the following parts:
mand Latin root that means give an order
-ment Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or instance of
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The suffix -ment attaches to Latin verb roots (e.g., doc, reg, sed) or to English verbs of Latin origin to form nouns.