Meaning: something that is commanded
"Because her mother broke the seventh commandment?
Slaveholding is the highest possible violation of the eighth commandment.
These having bestowed the boy in accordance with their lord's commandment, returned to their own land.
Meanwhile, news of the multitude of her lover's troops came to Hayat al-Nufus, who was still jailed by her sire's commandment, till they knew what he should order respecting her, whether pardon and release or death and burning; and she looked down from the terrace-roof of the palace and, turning towards the mountains, saw even these covered with armed men.