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commendation

[ kom-uhn-dey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkɒm ənˈdeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the act of commending; recommendation; praise: commendation for a job well done.
something that commends, as a formal recommendation or an official citation or award: a commendation for bravery.
Feudal Law. the placing of oneself or one's land under the protection of a lord so as to become his vassal.
commendations, Archaic. a complimentary greeting or message.

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Origin of commendation

1175–1225; Middle English commendacioun (<Anglo-French ) <Latin commendātiōn- (stem of commendātiō) a commending to God. See commend, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM commendation

self-com·men·da·tion, nounsub·com·men·da·tion, nounsu·per·com·men·da·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for commendation

commendation
/ (ˌkɒmɛnˈdeɪʃən) /

noun

the act or an instance of commending; praise
an award
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