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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commendation  \Com`men*da"tion\,  n.  [L.  commendatio.] 
  1.  The  act  of  commending;  praise;  favorable  representation  in 
  words  recommendation. 
 
  Need  we  .  .  .  epistles  of  commendation?  --2  Cor. 
  iii.  1. 
 
  By  the  commendation  of  the  great  officers.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  the  ground  of  approbation  or  praise. 
 
  Good  nature  is  the  most  godlike  commendation  of  a 
  man.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  pl  A  message  of  affection  or  respect;  compliments; 
  greeting.  [Obs.] 
 
  Hark  you  Margaret;  No  princely  commendations  to  my 
  king?  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commendation 
  n  1:  an  official  award  (as  for  bravery  or  service)  usually  given 
  as  formal  public  statement  [syn:  {citation}] 
  2:  a  message  expressing  a  favorable  opinion;  "words  of  approval 
  seldom  passed  his  lips"  [syn:  {approval}]  [ant:  {disapproval}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  COMMENDATION,  n.  The  tribute  that  we  pay  to  achievements  that 
  resembles,  but  do  not  equal,  our  own 
 
 




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