Origin of commendation
Examples from the Web for commendation
The governor was defiant, saying Obama “earned” his commendation.Obama Escapes Scandals in New Jersey, but What’s in It for Christie?|David Freedlander|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In a civilized world, I would have received a commendation of some sort.
From all sides I hear nothing but commendation of your speech.From Workhouse to Westminster|George Haw
That commendation makes me yearn to try other ideas, laughed the Captain.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Unthinking people met and passed resolutions of commendation.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
In short, I am obliged to undertake publication in such an hurry as will not produce your commendation.
Despite a vote of commendation by the Burgesses and the sum of £50 voted for his services, he threw up his commission.Seaport in Virginia|Gay Montague Moore
British Dictionary definitions for commendation
Word Origin and History for commendation
"expression of approval," late 14c. (from c.1200 as the name of one of the Offices of the Dead), from Old French commendacion "approval, praise," from Latin commendationem (nominative commendatio) "recommendation, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of commendare (see commend).