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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMMAND, verb transitive

1. To bid; to order; to direct; to charge; implying authority, and power to control, and to require obedience.

We will sacrifice to the Lord our God, as he shall command us. Exodus 8:27.

I know that he [Abraham] will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord. Genesis 18:19.

2. To govern, lead or direct; to have or to exercise supreme authority over.

Lord Wellington commanded an army in Spain; he commanded the army at the battle of Waterloo.

3. To have in power; to be able to exercise power or authority over; as, a military post commands the surrounding country; a fort commands the harbor.

4. To overlook, or have in the power of the eye, without obstruction.

One side commands a view of the finest garden in the world.

5. To direct; to send.

The Lord shall command the blessing on thee. Deuteronomy 28:1.

The Lord will command his loving kindness. Psalms 43:1.

6. To have or to exercise a controlling influence over.

A good magistrate commands the respect and affections of the people.

COMMAND, verb intransitive To have or to exercise supreme authority; to possess the chief power; to govern; as, the general commands with dignity and humanity. What general commands in Canada?


1. The right or power of governing with chief or exclusive authority; supreme power; control; as, an officer has a brigade under his command; he takes command of the army in France; an appropriate military term.

2. The power of controlling; governing influence; sway.

He assumed an absolute command over his readers.

3. Cogent or absolute authority.

COMMAND and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion.

4. The act of commanding; the mandate uttered; order given.

The captain gives command

5. The power of overlooking, or surveying, without obstruction.

The steepy strand, Which overlooks the vale with wide command

6. The power of governing or controlling by force, or of defending and protecting.

The fortress has complete command of the port.

7. That which is commanded control; as a body of troop under command

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMMANDABLE, adjective That may be commanded.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMMANDANT, noun A commander; a commanding officer of a place or of a body of forces.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMMANDATORY, adjective Having the force of a command.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMMANDED, participle passive Ordered; directed; governed; controlled.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. A chief; one who has supreme authority; a leader; the chief officer of an army, or of any division of it. The term may also be applied to the admiral of a fleet, or of a squadron, or to any supreme officer; as the commander of the land or of the naval force; the commander of a ship.

2. One on whom is bestowed a benefice or commandry.

3. A heavy beetle or wooden mallet, used in paving, etc.

4. An instrument of surgery.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


COMMANDINGLY, adverb In a commanding manner.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


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

Why do ye transgress the commandment of God. Matthew 15:3.

This is the first and great commandment Matthew 22:38.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. John 13:34.

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. Exodus 34:32.

3. Authority; coercive power.

Naves Topical Index

General references
Exodus 13:8-10; Exodus 20:3-17; Deuteronomy 5:6-21; Deuteronomy 4:5; Deuteronomy 4:9-10; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Deuteronomy 11:18-21; Deuteronomy 32:46-47; Joshua 8:30-35; 2 Chronicles 17:7-9; Nehemiah 8:2-8; Psalms 78:1-7; Proverbs 3:3-4; Proverbs 6:20-21; Proverbs 7:1-4; Isaiah 57:8; Jeremiah 11:4; Zech 7:9-10; Zech 8:16-17

Precepts of Jesus. Explicitly stated, or implied in didactic discourse

General references
Matthew 5:16; Matthew 5:22-24; Matthew 5:27-48; Luke 6:27-36; Matthew 6:1-4; Matthew 6:6-8; Matthew 6:16-25; Matthew 6:31-34; Luke 12:12-31; Matthew 7:1-5; Luke 6:37-42; Matthew 7:6-14; Luke 13:24; Matthew 7:15-29; Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Matthew 18:8-10; Matthew 18:15-17; Matthew 18:21-22; Matthew 19:16-19; Mark 10:17-22; Matthew 20:25-28; Matthew 22:34-40; Luke 10:28-37; Matthew 24:42-51; Matthew 25:34-46; Mark 6:7-11; Matthew 10:5-42; Mark 9:35; Mark 9:38-39; Mark 9:42-50; Mark 10:9; Mark 10:11-12; Mark 11:22; Mark 12:17; Matthew 22:21; Mark 13:33-37; John 7:24; John 13:34-35; John 14:11; John 14:15; John 14:23-24; John 15:2; John 15:4-5; John 15:7-12; John 15:14; John 15:17; John 15:20-22
Decalogue; Table

Precepts of St. Paul. Explicitly stated or implied in didactic epistles
Romans 12:1-3; Romans 12:6-21; Romans 13:8-14; Romans 14:19-21; Romans 15:1-2; 1 Corinthians 8:1; 1 Corinthians 8:7-13; 1 Corinthians 10:7-10; 1 Corinthians 10:24; 1 Corinthians 10:28-32; 1 Corinthians 14:20; 1 Corinthians 16:13-14; 2 Corinthians 13:7; Galatians 5:1; Galatians 5:16; Galatians 6:1-2; Ephesians 4:1-3; Ephesians 4:26-32; Ephesians 5:1-6; Ephesians 5:11; Ephesians 5:15-21; Ephesians 6:10-11; Ephesians 6:13-18; Philippians 1:27-28; Philippians 2:2-8; Philippians 2:12-16; Philippians 4:4-6; Philippians 4:8-9; Colossians 2:6; Colossians 2:16; Colossians 2:20-23; Colossians 3:1-2; Colossians 3:5; Colossians 3:8-9; Colossians 3:12-17; Colossians 3:23; 1 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:1; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; 1 Thessalonians 4:5-6; 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:6; 1 Thessalonians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15; 1 Timothy 1:4; 1 Timothy 2:1-2; 1 Timothy 2:8-12; 1 Timothy 3:2-13; 1 Timothy 4:1-7; 1 Timothy 4:12-16; 1 Timothy 5:1-14; 1 Timothy 5:16-21; 1 Timothy 6:11-14; 1 Timothy 6:17-20; 2 Timothy 1:13-14; 2 Timothy 2:19; 2 Timothy 2:22-25; 2 Timothy 3:2-5; Titus 1:5-14; Titus 2:2-5; Titus 2:9-12; Titus 3:1-2; Titus 3:8; Hebrews 6:1; Hebrews 6:11-12; Hebrews 10:22-25; Hebrews 12:1-5; Hebrews 12:12-16; Hebrews 13:1-3; Hebrews 13:5; Hebrews 13:7; Hebrews 13:9; Hebrews 13:15-17

Other apostles. Precepts of, explicitly stated or implied in didactic epistles

General references
James 1:16; James 1:19; James 1:21-22; James 2:1-4; James 2:8-12; James 3:1; James 4:7-11; James 4:13-15; James 5:7-12; James 5:16; 1 Peter 1:13-17; 1 Peter 2:11-25; 1 Peter 3:8-12; 1 Peter 3:15-17; 1 Peter 4:1-15; 1 Peter 5:1-3; 1 Peter 5:5-9; 2 Peter 1:5-7; 2 Peter 1:10; 2 Peter 3:14; 2 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:15; 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:10-23; 1 John 4:1; 1 John 4:7-8; 1 John 4:11-12; 1 John 4:15-16; 1 John 4:21; 1 John 5:21; 2 John 1:5-6; 3 John 1:11; Jude 1:3-4; Jude 1:20-23; Revelation 3:11; Revelation 3:18-19; Revelation 22:17
Adultery; Children; Citizens; Homicide; Instruction; Minister, A Sacred Teacher; Obedience, Enjoined; Servant; Theft; Wife; Women

Of men
Isaiah 29:13; Matthew 15:2-20; Mark 7:2-23; Romans 14:1-6; Romans 14:10-23; 1 Timothy 4:1-3

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Commandments, the Ten

(Exodus 34:28; Deuteronomy 10:4, marg. "ten words") i.e., the Decalogue (q.v.), is a summary of the immutable moral law. These commandments were first given in their written form to the people of Israel when they were encamped at Sinai, about fifty days after they came out of Egypt (Exodus 19:10-25). They were written by the finger of God on two tables of stone. The first tables were broken by Moses when he brought them down from the mount (32:19), being thrown by him on the ground. At the command of God he took up into the mount two other tables, and God wrote on them "the words that were on the first tables" (34:1). These tables were afterwards placed in the ark of the covenant (Deuteronomy 10:5; 1 Kings 8:9). Their subsequent history is unknown. They are as a whole called "the covenant" (Deuteronomy 4:13), and "the tables of the covenant" (9:9, 11; Hebrews 9:4), and "the testimony."

They are obviously "ten" in number, but their division is not fixed, hence different methods of numbering them have been adopted. The Jews make the "Preface" one of the commandments, and then combine the first and second. The Roman Catholics and Lutherans combine the first and second and divide the tenth into two. The Jews and Josephus divide them equally. The Lutherans and Roman Catholics refer three commandments to the first table and seven to the second. The Greek and Reformed Churches refer four to the first and six to the second table. The Samaritans add to the second that Gerizim is the mount of worship. (See LAW.)

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. Bidding; ordering; directing with authority; governing; bearing rule; exercising supreme authority; having in power; overlooking without obstruction.

2. adjective Controlling by influence, authority, or dignity; as a man of commanding manners; a commanding eloquence.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMMANDRESS, noun A woman invested with supreme authority.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COMMANDRY, noun A kind of benefice or fixed revenue, belonging to a military order, conferred on knights of merit. There are strict and regular commandries, obtained by merit, or in order; and others are of grace and favor, bestowed by the Grand Master. There are also commandries for the religious, in the orders of St. Bernard and St. Anthony.