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Dictionary Definition

Decalogue n : the biblical commandments of Moses [syn: Ten Commandments]

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    • 1959, John Knowles, A Separate Peace, chapter 5,
      It was only a feeling he had, and at this moment he must have been formulating a new commandment in his personal decalogue: Never accuse a friend of a crime if you only have a feeling he did it.

Extensive Definition

Decalogue may refer to:
  • Ethical Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, a list of religious and moral imperatives told to be written by God and given to Moses on Mount Sinai in the form of two stone tablets
  • Ritual Decalogue, the list of ten commandments found in Exodus 34
  • The Decalogue (Dekalog), a series of ten one-hour films by Polish director Krzysztof Kieślowski based on the Ten Commandments
  • Decalogue, satirical poem by Ambrose Bierce

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Ten Commandments, Zeitgeist, axiology, behavioral norm, business ethics, code, code of ethics, code of morals, ethic, ethical system, ethics, ethos, legal ethics, medical ethics, moral climate, moral code, moral principles, morals, new morality, norm, normative system, principles, professional ethics, social ethics, standards, value system
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