com·​men·​da | \kəˈmendə\
plural -s

Definition of commenda 

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 : commendam

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

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History and Etymology for commenda

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

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