commandery

noun
com·​mand·​ery | \ kə-ˈman-d(ə-)rē How to pronounce commandery (audio) \
plural commanderies

Definition of commandery

1 : a district under the control of a commander of an order of knights
2 : an assembly or lodge in a secret order

First Known Use of commandery

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Commandery.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commandery. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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