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Roget category 741

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.6. General intersocial volition

#741. Command


command, order, ordinance, act, fiat, hukm, bidding, dictum, hest, behest, call, beck, nod.
despatch, dispatchmessage, direction, injunction, charge, instructionsappointment, fixture.
demand, exaction, imposition, requisition, claim, reclamation, revendicationultimatum etc. (terms) 770request etc. 765requirement.
dictationdictate, mandatecaveat, decree, senatus consultum [Lat.]preceptprescript, rescriptwrit, ordination, bull, ex cathedra pronouncement [Lat.], edict, decretal, dispensation, prescription, brevet, placit, ukase, ukaz [Rus.], firman, hatti-sherif, warrant, passport, mittimus, mandamus, summons, subpoena, nisi prius [Lat.], interpellation, citationword, word of commandmot d'ordre [Fr.]bugle call, trumpet callbeat of drum, tattooorder of the dayenactment etc. (law) 963plebiscite etc. (choice) 609.


command, order, decree, enact, ordain, dictate, direct, give orders.
prescribe, set, appoint, mark outset a task, prescribe a task, impose a taskset to work, put in requisition.
bid, enjoin, charge, call upon, instructrequire at the hands ofexact, impose, tax, taskdemandinsist on etc. (compel) 744.
claim, lay claim to, revendicate, reclaim.
cite, summoncall for, send forsubpoenabeckon.
issue a commandmake a requisition, issue a requisition, promulgate a requisition, make a decree, issue a decree, promulgate a decree, make an order, issue an order, promulgate an order etc. n. — give the word of command, give the word, give the signalcall to ordergive the law, lay down the lawassume the command etc. (authority) 737remand.
be ordered &c. — receive an order etc. n..


commanding etc. v. — authoritative etc. 737decretory, decretive, decretalcallable, jussive.


in a commanding toneby a stroke of the pen, by a dash of the penby order, at beat of drum, on the first summons.


the decree is gone forthsic volo sic jubeo [Lat.]le Roi le veut [Fr.] boutez en avant [Fr.].

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