commandant

noun
com·​man·​dant | \ ˈkä-mən-ˌdänt How to pronounce commandant (audio) , -ˌdant \

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Examples of commandant in a Sentence

the commandant of a naval district
Recent Examples on the Web At that point, the wife of the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, who was sitting in the front with some other generals’ wives, stood up and accused the nun and the SEAL’s wife of undermining their husbands. Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, "Can Greek Tragedy Get Us Through the Pandemic?," 1 Sep. 2020 The commandant of the Marine Corps has suspended all waterborne operations of its more than 800 amphibious assault vehicles until the cause of the accident is determined. Julie Watson, Star Tribune, "Military finds human remains, sunken tank off California," 4 Aug. 2020 The commandant of the Marine Corps has suspended all waterborne operations of its more than 800 amphibious assault vehicles until the cause of the accident is determined. USA TODAY, "Authorities recover bodies from sunken Marine landing craft off California coast," 8 Aug. 2020 The commandant of the Marine Corps has suspended all waterborne operations of its more than 800 amphibious assault vehicles until the cause of the accident is determined. CBS News, "8 bodies recovered after Marine landing craft sinks off California," 8 Aug. 2020 The Marine Corps commandant, Gen. David Berger, suspended waterborne operations of all of its more than 800 amphibious assault vehicles across the branch until the cause of the accident is determined. Staff And Wire Reports, oregonlive, "2 Oregon troops among 8 missing, presumed dead near San Diego," 3 Aug. 2020 The Marine Corps commandant, Gen. David Berger, suspended waterborne operations of more than 800 amphibious assault vehicles across the branch until the cause of the accident is determined. Julie Watson, Star Tribune, "Search stretches on for 8 missing after Marine craft sinks," 1 Aug. 2020 Lane Hall, one of the oldest buildings on campus, is named for Gen. James Lane, the first commandant of cadets, who attained the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate army. Henri Gendreau, Washington Post, "Racial reckoning draws in namesakes of Virginia Tech’s past," 11 July 2020 Michele Shrikanthan, the center’s medical director, and Rohan Blackwood, the home’s commandant at the time, did not return calls. Washington Post, "The ‘Covid Cocktail’: Inside a Pa. nursing home that gave some veterans hydroxychloroquine even without covid-19 testing," 7 July 2020

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First Known Use of commandant

1687, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of commandant was in 1687

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“Commandant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commandant. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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commandant

noun
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English Language Learners Definition of commandant

: an officer who is in charge of a group of soldiers in the military

commandant

noun
com·​man·​dant | \ ˈkä-mən-ˌdant How to pronounce commandant (audio) , -ˌdänt \

Kids Definition of commandant

: an officer who is in charge of a group of soldiers

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