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as in commandant
one in official command especially of a military force or base a surrender of the fort by the commander without a single shot having been fired

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as in captain
a person in overall command of a ship the intrepid commander of the HMS Surprise

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“Commander.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/commander. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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