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Definition of "commendatory" [com•mend•a•to•ry]

  • Serving to commend. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commendatory" in a sentence
  • "St. Andrews); he was also "commendatory" abbot of important monasteries both in Scotland and England."
  • "One and all, the professors, the preachers, and the editors, hold their jobs by serving the Plutocracy, and their service consists of propagating only such ideas as are either harmless to or commendatory of the Plutocracy."
  • "The LDS situation seems pretty weak, too – the references to social justice are pretty rare, and not all that commendatory."