commendatory

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

commend +‎ -atory

AdjectiveEdit

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?)

NounEdit

commendatory (plural commendatories)

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