What is COMMANDMENT?

In practice. An authoritative order of a judge or magisterial officer. In criminal law. The act or offense of one who commands another to transgress the law, or do anything contrary to law, as theft, murder, or the like. Particularly applied to the act of an accessary before the fact, in inciting, procuring, setting on, or stirring up another to do the fact or act. 2 Inst. 182.

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