If ye love me, keep my commandments

John 14:15

 

Entole, #1785

1) an order, command, charge, precept, injunction

a) that which is prescribed to one by reason of his office

2) a commandment

a) a prescribed rule in accordance with which a thing is done

1) a precept relating to lineage, of the Mosaic precept concerning the priesthood

2) ethically used of the commandments in the Mosaic law or Jewish tradition

 

Webster's 1816 Dictionary on "commandment":

 

Commandment

COMMANDMENT, n.

1. A command; a mandate; an order or injunction given by authority; charge; precept.

Why do ye transgress the commandment of God. Mat 15.

This is the first and great commandment. Mat 22.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. John 13.

2. By way of eminence, a precept of the decalogue, or moral law, written on tables of stone, at Mount Sinai; one of the ten commandments. Exo 34.

3. Authority; coercive power.