What does commandery mean?

Definitions for commandery
kəˈmæn də ri, -ˈmɑn-com·man·de·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. commandership, commanderynoun

    the position or office of commander

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Commanderynoun

    A body of the knights of Malta, belonging to the same nation.

    Etymology: from command.


  1. Commandery

    In the Middle Ages, a commandery (rarely commandry) was the smallest administrative division of the European landed properties of a military order. It was also the name of the house where the knights of the commandery lived. The word is also applied to the emoluments granted to a commander. They were the equivalent for those orders to a monastic grange. The knight in charge of a commandery was a commander.


  1. commandery

    A commandery is a district or jurisdiction under the command or control of a military or knightly order, such as the Knights Templar or Knights Hospitaller during the Middle Ages. It may also refer to an administrative division of the Medieval China, ancient Rome, or the Freemasons. Typically, it is governed by a commander.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commanderynoun

    the office or rank of a commander

  2. Commanderynoun

    a district or a manor with lands and tenements appertaining thereto, under the control of a member of an order of knights who was called a commander; -- called also a preceptory

  3. Commanderynoun

    an assembly or lodge of Knights Templars (so called) among the Freemasons

  4. Commanderynoun

    a district under the administration of a military commander or governor

  5. Etymology: [F. commanderie.]


  1. Commandery

    The commandery, also known as prefecture, was a historical administrative division of China from the time of the Zhou Dynasty until the early Tang Dynasty.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of commandery in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of commandery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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