[ kom-uhn-dant, -dahnt, kom-uhn-dant, -dahnt ]
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  1. the commanding officer of a place, group, etc.: the commandant of a naval base.

  2. the title of the senior officer and head of the U.S. Marine Corps.

  1. U.S. Army. a title generally given to the heads of military schools.

Origin of commandant

1680–90; <French, noun use of present participle of commander to command; see -ant

Words Nearby commandant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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British Dictionary definitions for commandant


/ (ˈkɒmənˌdænt, -ˌdɑːnt) /

  1. an officer commanding a place, group, or establishment

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