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Ten Commandments


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n.pl. Bible The ten injunctions given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, serving as the basis of Mosaic Law.

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  • proper n. A list of religious and moral imperatives which, according to the Hebrew Bible, were written by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of two stone tablets.

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  • n. the biblical commandments of Moses


A translation of Ancient Hebrew עשרת הדברים (`aśéreth hadd'bharím, "(the)-ten-of the-utterances"). (Wiktionary)


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  • Also slang for the ten fingernails, used by women in fighting. Chambers Dictionary.

    March 11, 2012