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commendatory


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commendatory  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commendatory  \Com*mend"a*to*ry\,  n. 
  A  commendation;  eulogy.  [R.]  ``Commendatories  to  our 
  affection.''  --Sharp.