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commandery

[kuh-man-duh-ree, -mahn-]
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noun, plural com·mand·er·ies.
  1. the office or rank of a commander.
  2. the district of a commander.
  3. a district controlled by a commander of certain medieval orders of knights.
  4. a local branch or lodge of certain secret or fraternal orders.
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Origin of commandery

1400–50; late Middle English. See commander, -y3
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Examples from the Web for commandery

Historical Examples

  • The commandery will therefore be administered by the senior of the knights attached to it.

    A Knight of the White Cross

    G.A. Henty

  • No presence was so welcome and inspiring at the camp-fire or commandery as his.

  • He shall then be taken to the Commandery, in order that his majesty may interrogate him.

    Boscobel: or, the royal oak

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • Attended by the guard, the prisoner was taken at once to the Commandery.

    Boscobel: or, the royal oak

    William Harrison Ainsworth

  • In the court-yard of the Commandery was the king's ordinary guard.

    Boscobel: or, the royal oak

    William Harrison Ainsworth