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.

(Com*mand"a*ble) a. Capable of being commanded.

(Com`man*dant") n. [F., orig. p. pr. of commander.] A commander; the commanding officer of a place, or of a body of men; as, the commandant of a navy-yard.

(Com*mand"a*to*ry) a. Mandatory; as, commandatory authority. [Obs.]

(Com*mand"er) n. [Cf. F. commandeur. Cf. Commodore, Commender.]

5. To direct to come; to bestow. [Obs.]

I will command my blessing upon you.
Lev. xxv. 21.

Syn. — To bid; order; direct; dictate; charge; govern; rule; overlook.

(Com*mand"), v. i.

1. To have or to exercise direct authority; to govern; to sway; to influence; to give an order or orders.

And reigned, commanding in his monarchy.

For the king had so commanded concerning [Haman].
Esth. iii. 2.

2. To have a view, as from a superior position.

Far and wide his eye commands.

(Com*mand"), n.

1. An authoritative order requiring obedience; a mandate; an injunction.

Awaiting what command their mighty chief
Had to impose.

2. The possession or exercise of authority.

Command and force may often create, but can never cure, an aversion.

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

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

The steepy stand
Which overlooks the vale with wide command.

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

He assumed an absolute command over his readers.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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