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  • n. Obsolete spelling of commandry.
  • n. an historical administrative level of China, the 郡.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The office or rank of a commander.
  • n. A district or a manor with lands and tenements appertaining thereto, under the control of a member of an order of knights who was called a commander; -- called also a preceptory.
  • n. An assembly or lodge of Knights Templars (so called) among the Freemasons.
  • n. A district under the administration of a military commander or governor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The office or dignity of a commander.
  • n. A district under the authority or administration of a commander.
  • n. A house, technically called a cell, in which the domain-rents of a medieval commandery were received, and which also served as a home for veteran members of the order. It was sometimes fortified, and occasionally formed an extensive and formidable stronghold.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the position or office of commander

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