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adjective com·men·da·to·ry \kə-ˈmen-də-ˌtȯr-ē\

Definition of commendatory

  1. :  serving to commend <commendatory remarks>



Examples of commendatory in a sentence

  1. <on the basis of several commendatory letters from his teachers, the student was admitted to the advanced studies program>



1544

First Known Use of commendatory

1544


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