[ kuh-man-duh-ree, -mahn- ]

noun,plural com·mand·er·ies.
  1. the office or rank of a commander.

  2. the district of a commander.

  1. a district controlled by a commander of certain medieval orders of knights.

  2. a local branch or lodge of certain secret or fraternal orders.

Origin of commandery

1400–50; late Middle English. See commander, -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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