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commander

[ kuh-man-der, -mahn- ]
/ kəˈmæn dər, -ˈmɑn- /
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noun
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Origin of commander

1250–1300; Middle English <Old French comandere, equivalent to comand(er) to command + -ere<Latin -ātōr--ator

OTHER WORDS FROM commander

com·mand·er·ship, nounsub·com·mand·er, nounsub·com·mand·er·ship, nounun·der·com·mand·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for commander

commander
/ (kəˈmɑːndə) /

noun

Derived forms of commander

commandership, noun
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