commenda

noun

com·​men·​da
kəˈmendə
plural -s
1
: a form of trust in use in the middle ages in which goods are delivered to another for a particular enterprise (as for marketing abroad)
2
3
: the insignia, title, rights, or stipend of membership in a medieval order of chivalry

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, back-formation from Latin commendare to entrust, command

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“Commenda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/commenda. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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