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n, pl -ries
a manor under the charge of a commander of a religious military order of knightsa branch of a secret order, esp the Knights Templar
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(kəˈmæn də ri, -ˈmɑn-)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the office or rank of a commander.
2. the district of a commander.
3. a local branch or lodge of certain secret or fraternal orders.
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Noun1.commandery - the position or office of commander
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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Except the knowledge of blazons, that enables me to decipher them, I am very ignorant of heraldry -- I, a count of a fresh creation, fabricated in Tuscany by the aid of a commandery of St.
The count purchased an island in the Tuscan archipelago, and, as he told you to-day, has founded a commandery. You know the same thing was done for Saint Stephen of Florence, Saint George, Constantinian of Parma, and even for the Order of Malta.
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In the fine Commandery grounds, rain did not stop play and this time-honoured farce was delivered beautifully under Chris Jaegar's experienced direction on a simple scaffolded set.
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There's no doubt that the Ming Firearms Commandery, the central bureau that oversaw firearms production and training, had produced plenty of iron ammunition well before 1564, the date at which Morris says it began producing iron ammunition.

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