commendatory

[kuh-men-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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Origin of commendatory

1545–55; < Late Latin commendātōrius, equivalent to commendā(re) to commend + -tōrius -tory1
Related formsnon·com·men·da·to·ry, adjectivesub·com·mend·a·to·ry, adjectiveun·com·mend·a·to·ry, adjective
Can be confusedcommendable commendatory
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