- 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 commanderies
The commanderies have not responded to our call for aid as they should have done.A Knight of the White Cross
The commanderies of the Teutonic order, and of that of Malta, at forty per cent.
The commanderies of chivalry, two hundred at least in number, were likewise enormously profitable.History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete
John Lothrop Motley
The lands of these ballivi conventuali of languages were divided into three classes, priories, balliages, and commanderies.Mysticism and its Results
These four commanderies were outlying portions of Bern, and were entirely under the rule of its Council.A History of the Reformation (Vol. 2 of 2)
Thomas M. Lindsay