Com*mand"er*y (?), n.; pl. Commanderies (#). [F. commanderie.]
The office or rank of a commander.
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.
An assembly or lodge of Knights Templars (so called) among the Freemasons.
A district under the administration of a military commander or governor.
© Webster 1913.