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.
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How to use commandery in a sentence
The lands of these ballivi conventuali of languages were divided into three classes, priories, balliages, and commanderies.Mysticism and its Results | John Delafield
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
Nothing now remains of the extensive possessions of the Templars, or the Knights of Malta, who both had commanderies here.Barn and the Pyrenees | Louisa Stuart Costello
But, in consequence of its recapture by the Araucanians, they reaped very little advantage from their commanderies.
On his death she bestowed all his titles and possessions on his son, together with the commanderies given him by Joseph the Ist.The History of the Revolutions of Portugal | Abb Vertot