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commendatory

[kuh-men-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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adjective
  1. serving to commend; approving; praising.
  2. holding a benefice in commendam.
  3. held in commendam.

Origin of commendatory

1545–55; < Late Latin commendātōrius, equivalent to commendā(re) to commend + -tōrius -tory1
Related formsnon·com·men·da·to·ry, adjectivesub·com·mend·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·com·mend·a·to·ry, adjective
Can be confusedcommendable commendatory
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Examples from the Web for commendatory

Historical Examples

  • About 250 commendatory Notices on the above Works have appeared.

    Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 122, February 28, 1852

    Various

  • He turned back to the bed, and kneeling, read the commendatory prayer.

    Missy

    Miriam Coles Harris

  • Above all, in a literal and also commendatory sense of the word, was the solarium.

    Roman Women</p>

    Alfred Brittain

  • Youve hit the mark, Fairbanks, were his first commendatory words.

  • But I beg you to bear in mind that I did not write the commendatory expressions in the paper.

    On The Blockade

    Oliver Optic


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