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Command Com*mand", n. 1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction. [1913 Webster]

Awaiting what command their mighty chief Had to impose. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. The possession or exercise of authority. [1913 Webster]

Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. Authority; power or right of control; leadership; as, the forces under his command. [1913 Webster]

4. Power to dominate, command, or overlook by means of position; scope of vision; survey. [1913 Webster]

The steepy stand Which overlooks the vale with wide command. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. Control; power over something; sway; influence; as, to have command over one's temper or voice; the fort has command of the bridge. [1913 Webster]

He assumed an absolute command over his readers. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. A body of troops, or any naval or military force or post, or the whole territory under the authority or control of a particular officer. [1913 Webster]

{Word of command} (Mil.), a word or phrase of definite and established meaning, used in directing the movements of soldiers; as, {aim}; {fire}; {shoulder arms}, etc.

Syn: Control; sway; power; authority; rule; dominion; sovereignty; mandate; order; injunction; charge; behest. See {Direction}. [1913 Webster]


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