Commendation to Commission
(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.
2. That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a man.
3. pl. A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting. [Obs.]
Hark you, Margaret;
No princely commendations to my king?
(Com*mend"a*tor) n. [LL.] One who holds a benefice in commendam; a commendatary.
(Com*mend"a*to*ry) a. [L. commendatorius.]
1. Serving to commend; containing praise or commendation; commending; praising. "Commendatory verses."
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.
(Com*mend"a*to*ry), n. A commendation; eulogy. [R.] "Commendatories to our affection."
(Com*mend"er) n. One who commends or praises.
(Com*men"sal) n. [LL. commensalis; L. com- + mensa table: cf. F. commensal. Cf. Mensal.]
1. One who eats at the same table. [Obs.]
2. (Zoöl.) An animal, not truly parasitic, which lives in, with, or on, another, partaking usually of the same
food. Both species may be benefited by the association.
(Com*men"sal) a. Having the character of a commensal.
(Com*men"sal*ism) n. The act of eating together; table fellowship.
(Com`men*sal"i*ty) n. Fellowship at table; the act or practice of eating at the same table.
[Obs.] "Promiscuous commensality." Sir T. Browne.
(Com`men*sa"tion) n. Commensality. [Obs.]
Daniel . . . declined pagan commensation.
Sir T. Browne.
(Com*men`su*ra*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. commensurabilité.] The quality of being commensurable.
Sir T. Browne.