Commendatory Com*mend"a*to*ry, a. [L. commendatorius.] 1. Serving to commend; containing praise or commendation; commending; praising. ``Commendatory verses.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Holding a benefice in commendam; as, a commendatory bishop. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

{Commendatory prayer} (Book of Common Prayer), a prayer read over the dying. ``The commendatory prayer was said for him, and, as it ended, he [William III.] died.'' --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Commendatory — Com*mend a*to*ry, n. A commendation; eulogy. [R.] Commendatories to our affection. Sharp. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commendatory — index honorary, meritorious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • commendatory — [kə men′də tôr΄ē] adj. [LL commendatorius < L commendator, one who commends] 1. serving to commend; expressing praise or approval 2. recommending …   English World dictionary

  • commendatory — adjective Date: 1544 serving to commend < commendatory remarks > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • commendatory — commend ► VERB 1) praise formally or officially. 2) present as suitable or good; recommend. 3) (commend to) archaic or formal entrust to. DERIVATIVES commendation noun commendatory adjective. ORIGIN …   English terms dictionary

  • commendatory — /keuh men deuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. 1. serving to commend; approving; praising. 2. holding a benefice in commendam. 3. held in commendam. [1545 55; < LL commendatorius, equiv. to commenda(re) to COMMEND + torius TORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • commendatory — adjective Serving to commend or compliment; complimentary …   Wiktionary

  • commendatory — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. laudatory, praising, approving, recommending; see complimentary . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Serving to compliment: acclamatory, approbatory, complimentary, congratulatory, laudatory. See PRAISE …   English dictionary for students

  • commendatory — com mend·a·to·ry || dÉ™tÉ™rɪ adj. serving to commend (praise, applaud; recommend, promote) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • commendatory — a. Commending, laudatory, eulogistic, complimentary, encomiastic, panegyrical …   New dictionary of synonyms