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Command, subst., 1) order: Tp. I, 2, 273. Tp. I, 2, 273 500 “(do).” Gentl. IV, 3, 5. Meas. IV, 2, 176. IV, 3, 84. Merch. III, 4, 36. As V, 2, 131. All's I, 1, 5. Tw. III, 4, 29. H5 III, 3, 24. Hml. I, 3, 123. II, 2, 28. II, 2, 28 Lr. II, 4, 266. Cymb. I, 1, 172. III, 2, 13. V, 1, 6 (do) etc. “move only in c.” Mcb. V, 2, 19. At a person's c. == a) at his service: “my heels are at your c.” Merch. II, 2, 33 (only in Q1; the other O. Edd. commandment). “that man should be at woman's c.” All's I, 3, 96. “she is content to be at your c.” H6A V, 5, 19. “at your best c.” John I, 197. b) by his order: Tp. V, 48. LLL V, 1, 128. Shr. III, 2, 224. IV, 4, 89. All's V, 3, 252. At c. == at pleasure: “they have had my house a week at c.” Wiv. IV, 3, 12 (== my house was at their c.). “hast thou not worldly pleasure at c.” H6B I, 2, 45. cf. “take all these similes to your c.” Compl. 227 (to your service, to do with them as you please). -- By a person's c. == by his order: Gentl. IV, 2, 79. Wint. V, 1, 138. Ant. V, 2, 198. -- On his c., in the same sense: Wint. II, 1, 55. Ant. IV, 14, 66. Cymb. I, 1, 170. On c. == a) according to an order given: “we do upon c.” R3 I, 4, 198. b) at pleasure: “take upon c. what help we have,” As II, 7, 125. -- Under a person's c.: “a servant under his master's c. transporting a sum of money,” H5 IV, 1, 158. -- With a person's c.: “with thy c. let him be brought forth,” Err. V, 159.
2) sway, authority: “hast thou c.?” Lucr. 624. deal in her (the moon's) “c.” Tp. V, 271. “thy face bears a c. in it,” Cor. IV, 5, 67. “many people under two --s,” Lr. II, 4, 244. “I have lost c.” Ant. III, 11, 23. “thou that hast upon the winds c.” Per. III, 1, 3. Used of military affairs: “there was an excellent c.” All's III, 6, 51. “that was not to be blamed in the c. of the service,” All's III, 6, 51 “men of estimation and c. in arms,” H4A IV, 4, 32. “a soldier-like word, and a word of exceeding good c.” H4B III, 2, 84 (Bardolph seems to mean: well beseeming a commander). “disguise the holy strength of their c.” Troil. II, 3, 136. “in the c. of Caesar,” Ant. III, 13, 25.
3) a body of troops headed by a particular officer: “and four shall quickly draw out my c., which men are best inclined,” Cor. I, 6, 84.
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