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commandery

[kuh-man-duh-ree, -mahn-]
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noun, plural com·mand·er·ies.
  1. the office or rank of a commander.
  2. the district of a commander.
  3. a district controlled by a commander of certain medieval orders of knights.
  4. a local branch or lodge of certain secret or fraternal orders.

Origin of commandery

1400–50; late Middle English. See commander, -y3
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