noun, plural com·mand·er·ies.
Examples from the Web for commanderies
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
Also a volume of fifteenth century, containing the accounts of the commanderies.
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
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|John Delafield