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Instruction


INSTRUC'TION, noun [Latin instructio.]

1. The act of teaching or informing the understanding in that of which it was before ignorant; information.

2. Precepts conveying knowledge.

Receive my instruction and not silver. Proverbs 8:10.

3. Direction; order; command; mandate. The minister received instructions from his sovereign to demand a categorical answer.