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commendatory

[kuh-men-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kəˈmɛn dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
adjective
1.
serving to commend; approving; praising.
2.
holding a benefice in commendam.
3.
held in commendam.
Origin of commendatory
1545-1555
1545-55; < Late Latin commendātōrius, equivalent to commendā(re) to commend + -tōrius -tory1
Related forms
noncommendatory, adjective
subcommendatory, adjective
uncommendatory, adjective
Can be confused
commendable, commendatory.
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