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[kom-uh n-dan-tee; Spanish, Italian kaw-mahn-dahn-te] /ˌkɒm ənˈdæn ti; Spanish, Italian ˌkɔ mɑnˈdɑn tɛ/
noun, plural comandantes
[kom-uh n-dan-teez; Spanish kaw-mahn-dahn-tes] /ˌkɒm ənˈdæn tiz; Spanish ˌkɔ mɑnˈdɑn tɛs/ (Show IPA).
Italian, comandanti
[kaw-mahn-dahn-tee] /ˌkɔ mɑnˈdɑn ti/ (Show IPA)
Origin of comandante
< Spanish, Italian Unabridged
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  • So reasoned the comandante and his captain, and hence the strictness of their orders about guarding the rancho.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid
  • The comandante pledges himself, as a hidalgo, that you shall not be harmed.

  • The first comandante, Teodoro de Croix, arrived at the frontier in 177 7.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • The comandante saw the smile, which was not intended for him.

  • As the comandante said this, he waved his hand with proud dignity, and seemed about to retire backward.

    The White Chief Mayne Reid

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