noun com·men·da \kəˈmendə\

Definition of commenda



  1. 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. 2 :  commendam

  3. 3 :  the insignia, title, rights, or stipend of membership in a medieval order of chivalry

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Origin and Etymology of commenda

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

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