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Decalogue

Decalogue another name for the Ten Commandments; the name is recorded from late Middle English, and comes via French and ecclesiastical Latin from Greek dekalogos (biblos) ‘(book of) the Ten Commandments’, from hoi deka logoi ‘the Ten Commandments’ (literally ‘the ten sayings’).

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Decalogue

Decalogue. Parts of a reredos in a church on which the Ten Commandments are set out, commonly found in England from the C17. It may also be in the form of separate framed panels set up on a wall in a church.

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decalogue

decalogue the Ten Commandments. XIV. — F. décalogue or ecclL. decalogus — Gr. dekálogos, orig. fem. adj. (sc. biblos book), f. DECA- + lógos saying.

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Decalogue

Dec·a·logue / ˈdekəˌlôg; -ˌläg/ • n. (usu. the Decalogue) the Ten Commandments.

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Decalogue

Decalogue: see Ten Commandments.

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Decalogue

Decalogue: see TEN COMMANDMENTS.

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Decalogue

DECALOGUE

SeeDEKALOG

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