- the office or rank of a commander.
- the district of a commander.
- a district controlled by a commander of certain medieval orders of knights.
- a local branch or lodge of certain secret or fraternal orders.
Origin of commandery
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Examples from the Web for commandery
The commandery will therefore be administered by the senior of the knights attached to it.A Knight of the White Cross
No presence was so welcome and inspiring at the camp-fire or commandery as his.Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman.
W. Fletcher Johnson
He shall then be taken to the Commandery, in order that his majesty may interrogate him.
Attended by the guard, the prisoner was taken at once to the Commandery.
In the court-yard of the Commandery was the king's ordinary guard.