Definition of COMMAND


COMMAND

This word has several meanings. 1. It signifies an order;
an apprentice is bound to obey the lawful command of his master; a constable
may command rioters to keep the peace. 2. He who commands another to do
an unlawful act, is accessary to it. 3 Inst. 51, 57; 2 Inst. 182; 1 Hayw.


3. Command is also equivalent to deputation or voluntary substitution; as,
when a master employs one to do a thing, he is said to have Commanded him
to do it; and he is responsible accordingly. Story Ag. 454, note.

Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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