commendation

[kom-uhn-dey-shuhn]
noun
1.
the act of commending; recommendation; praise: commendation for a job well done.
2.
something that commends, as a formal recommendation or an official citation or award: a commendation for bravery.
3.
Feudal Law. the placing of oneself or one's land under the protection of a lord so as to become his vassal.
4.
commendations, Archaic. a complimentary greeting or message.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English commendacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin commendātiōn- (stem of commendātiō) a commending to God. See commend, -ation

self-commendation, noun
subcommendation, noun
supercommendation, noun


1. approval, approbation, applause. 2. eulogy, encomium, panegyric, laudation.


1, 2. condemnation.
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commendation (ˌkɒmɛnˈdeɪʃən)
 
n
1.  the act or an instance of commending; praise
2.  an award

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commendation
late 14c., from O.Fr. commendation, from L. commendationem, noun of action from commendare (see commend).
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Example sentences
It is a great pleasure to say a kind and pleasant word in commendation of their
  efforts.
He actually got a letter of commendation for the stuff he did.
But the detectives are unlikely to testify at trial, or receive official
  commendation.
The game's approach to cooperative play is also worthy of commendation.
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