Definition of commendatory in English:

commendatory

Syllabification: com·mend·a·to·ry
Pronunciation: /kəˈmendəˌtôrē
 
/

adjective

archaic
  • Serving to commend; recommending.
    More example sentences
    • ‘If you have nothing commendatory to say, then say nothing at all.’
    • So, I'm very commendatory of the President and his strong support.
    • He makes commendatory remarks concerning the President and the working relationship between the two men.

Origin

mid 16th century: from late Latin commendatorius, from Latin commendare 'commit to the care of' (see commend).

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