noun com·men·da·tor

Definition of commendator



  1. 1 :  one who holds a benefice in commendam

  2. 2 :  commendatore

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Origin and Etymology of commendator

Medieval Latin commendator commander, from Latin commendatus (past participle of commendare to entrust, recommend command) + -or — more at commend

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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