Com*mand"er*y (?), n.; pl. Commanderies (#). [F. commanderie.]

1.

The office or rank of a commander.

[Obs.]

2.

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.

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

[U. S.]

4.

A district under the administration of a military commander or governor.

[R.]

Brougham.

 

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