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 The move, announced by Marine commandant Gen. David Berger during an online event on Wednesday, accelerates an important trend. David Axe, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 Accompanying Biden on the trip will be Donna Berger, spouse of the commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. David H. Berger, and Stacie Black, spouse of Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps Troy E. Black. Kate Bennett, CNN, 1 Sep. 2021 That makes shipping particularly susceptible to cyberattack, said Rear Admiral John Mauger, the Coast Guard’s assistant commandant for prevention policy. NBC News, 17 Aug. 2021 The woman, who allegedly worked during the war as the secretary for the SS commandant of the Stutthof concentration camp, has been charged with over 10,000 counts of accessory to murder earlier this year. Fox News, 2 Aug. 2021 The woman, who allegedly worked during the war as the secretary for the SS commandant of the Stutthof concentration camp, has been charged with over 10,000 counts of accessory to murder earlier this year. Kirsten Grieshaber, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2021 On Monday, the governor appointed former Marine Corps official Matthew Peterson as the new commandant of the home, which houses more than 500 veterans and spouses and has 900 employees. Ryan J. Foley, Star Tribune, 29 July 2021 Deputy commandant of the Marine Corps, General Gary Thomas. Audrey Mcnamara, CBS News, 6 Oct. 2020 The commandant of the Marine Corps met personally with Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi, the former Commanding General of 1st Marine Division, who has been suspended since April from his position as inspector general of the Marine Corps. Julie Watson, Star Tribune, 9 June 2021

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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 17 Sep. 2021.

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commandant

noun

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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