Com`man*deer" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Commandeered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Commandeering.] [D. kommandeeren to command, in South Africa to commandeer, fr. F. commander to command. See Command.]

1. (Mil.)

To compel to perform military service; to seize for military purposes; -- orig. used of the Boers.


To take arbitrary or forcible possession of. [Colloq.]


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