Legal Definition and Related Resources of Command

Meaning of Command

An order , imperative direction, or behest, from one who is competent to give the same.

Synonyms of Command


  • adjure
  • authorize
  • bid
  • call for
  • call upon
  • charge
  • compel
  • constrain
  • decree
  • demand
  • direct
  • direct imperatively
  • enact
  • exact
  • exercise authority
  • force
  • give directions
  • give orders
  • govern
  • have control
  • hominem iubere facere
  • homini imperare
  • homini praecipere ut faciat
  • imminere
  • impose
  • instruct
  • issue a command
  • issue a decree
  • issue an order
  • lead
  • mandate
  • ordain
  • order
  • order with authority
  • prescribe
  • proclaim
  • promulgate an order
  • require
  • rule
  • state authoritatively
  • take charge
  • take the leadforeign phrases: In maleficio
  • ratihabitio mandato comparatur
  • In tort
  • a ratification is regarded as a command
  • Qui mandat ipsefecisse videtur
  • He who gives an order is held to be the doer
  • Ratihabitio mandato aequiparatur
  • Ratification is equivalent to an express command
  • Remissius imperanti melius paretur
  • He who commands more gently is better obeyed

Related Entries of Command in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

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Command in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Mentioned in these terms

Conduct, Convoy, Edict, Enjoin, , Mandamus, Mandate, Mandatory, , Order, Possession, Praecipe, Precatory Trust, Precept, Recommend, Signal, Supersedeas, Trust.

Basic Command Unit in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of Basic Command Unit. This legal term is related to the United Kingom and/or the English Legal System.


See Also

  • Mandate
  • Prohibere
  • Ratihabitio


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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