commenda

noun com·men·da \ kəˈmendə \

Definition of commenda

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 : commendam
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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