commendatory

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

commend +‎ -atory

Adjective[edit]

commendatory (comparative more commendatory, superlative most commendatory)

  1. Serving to commend or compliment; complimentary
    • Alexander Pope
      commendatory verses
  2. Holding a benefice in commendam.
    a commendatory bishop
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Burke to this entry?)

Noun[edit]

commendatory (plural commendatories)

  1. A commendation; eulogy.
    Commendatories to our affection. — Sharp.