What does Commandant mean?

Definitions for Commandant
ˌkɒm ənˈdænt, -ˈdɑnt, ˈkɒm ənˌdænt, -ˌdɑntcom·man·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commanding officer, commandant, commandernoun

    an officer in command of a military unit


  1. commandantnoun

    A commanding officer, usually of a specific force or division.

  2. Etymology: From commandant or Italian and Spanish comandante.


  1. commandant

    A commandant is a high-ranking officer in charge of a particular group or institution, often within the military or police force. This title is used in many countries to denote the person in ultimate authority and control. The specific functions and responsibilities of a commandant can vary depending on the context or institution.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commandantnoun

    a commander; the commanding officer of a place, or of a body of men; as, the commandant of a navy-yard

  2. Etymology: [F., orig. p. pr. of commander.]


  1. Commandant

    Commandant is a title often given to the officer in charge of a military training establishment or academy. This usage is common in anglophone nations. In some countries it may be a military or police rank. It is also often used to refer to the commander of a military prison or prison camp.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. commandant

    The officer in command of a squadron, ship, garrison, fort, or regiment.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. commandant

    An officer who has the command of a garrison, fort, castle, regiment, company, etc.; called also commander.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commandant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commandant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Commandant in a Sentence

  1. Robert Neller:

    I’m not going to sit here and duck around this thing, i’m not. I’m responsible. I’m the commandant. I own this.

  2. Michael Bowe:

    We will now proceed to a real court and prove that Commandant [Gen. James F.] Amos and his generals illegally retaliated against Major Brezler because they were more concerned with politics and their careers than the lives of their Marines and the service of a good Marine who did the right thing, i look forward to their cross-examination.

  3. Ray Mabus:

    Marines look after each other, Marines have each other's back. Look at what the commandant of the Marine Corps said about this, this makes us a less effective fighting force.

  4. Marine Corps:

    The commandant [Gen. David Berger] took adverse administration action against [Castellvi], the commandant personally and formally counseled him for his failure to properly train the Marines and sailors for whom he was entrusted and for the inadequate evaluation of the AAV platoon before it was attached to the 15th MEU.

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