Com*mend"a*to*ry (?), a. [L. commendatorius.]

1.

Serving to commend; containing praise or commendation; commending; praising.

"Commendatory verses."

Pope.

2.

Holding a benefice in commendam; as, a commendatory bishop.

Burke.

Commendatory prayer Book of Common Prayer, a prayer read over the dying. "The commendatory prayer was said for him, and, as it ended, he [William III.] died."

Bp. Burnet.

 

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Com*mend"a*to*ry, n.

A commendation; eulogy.

[R.] "Commendatories to our affection."

Sharp.

 

© Webster 1913.

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