Commandership



[kuh-man-der, -mahn-] /kəˈmæn dər, -ˈmɑn-/

noun
1.
a person who .
2.
a person who exercises authority; chief officer; leader.
3.
the commissioned officer in of a military unit.
4.
U.S. Navy. an officer ranking below a captain and above a .
5.
a police officer in charge of a precinct or other unit.
6.
the chief officer of a commandery in the medieval orders of Knights Hospitalers, Knights Templars, and others.
7.
a member of one of the higher classes or ranks in certain modern fraternal orders, as in the Knights Templars.
/kəˈmɑːndə/
noun
1.
an officer in command of a military formation or operation
2.
a naval commissioned rank junior to captain but senior to lieutenant commander
3.
the second in command of larger British warships
4.
someone who holds authority
5.
a high-ranking member of some knightly or fraternal orders
6.
an officer responsible for a district of the Metropolitan Police in London
7.
(history) the administrator of a house, priory, or landed estate of a medieval religious order
n.

early 14c., comandur, from Old French comandeor, from comander (see command (v.)). Commander in chief attested from 1650s.

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