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English noun: commandment

1. commandment (communication) something that is commanded

Broader (hypernym)bid, bidding, command, dictation

Instance hyponymDecalogue, Ten Commandments

2. commandment (cognition) a doctrine that is taught

SamplesThe teachings of religion.
He believed all the Christian precepts.

Synonymsprecept, teaching

Broader (hypernym)doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought

Narrower (hyponym)Golden Rule, mitsvah, mitzvah

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