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commandment (old edd. usually “commandement” or “command'ment,” representing four-syll. pronunciation, which still survives dial.)
1. “at my, your ,” at my, your service Mer.V. II. ii. 32, 2H4 V. iii. 141; “at ,” at pleasure 2H4 III. ii. 27.
2. “ten commandments,” the fingers 2H6 I. iii. 145. ∥ In frequent use about 1600
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    • William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henry VI, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 2.2
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