variants or less commonly Kommandantur
or Kommandantura
plural -s
: a military government headquarters
especially : a Russian or interallied headquarters in a European city subsequent to World War II

Word History


kommandatura, kommandantura probably modification of German kommandantur command post, from kommandant commandant (from French commandant) + -ur -ure; kommandantur from German, command post

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“Kommandatura.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kommandatura. Accessed 2 Oct. 2023.

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