com·​mand·​ery kə-ˈman-d(ə-)rē How to pronounce commandery (audio)
plural commanderies
: a district under the control of a commander of an order of knights
: an assembly or lodge in a secret order

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of commandery was in the 15th century

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“Commandery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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