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commendation

[kom-uh n-dey-shuh n] /ˌkɒm ənˈdeɪ ʃən/
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
1175-1225; Middle English commendacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin commendātiōn- (stem of commendātiō) a commending to God. See commend, -ation
Related forms
self-commendation, noun
subcommendation, noun
supercommendation, noun
Synonyms
1. approval, approbation, applause. 2. eulogy, encomium, panegyric, laudation.
Antonyms
1, 2. condemnation.
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commendation

/ˌkɒmɛnˈdeɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of commending; praise
2.
an award
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Word Origin and History for supercommendation

commendation

n.

"expression of approval," late 14c. (from c.1200 as the name of one of the Offices of the Dead), from Old French commendacion "approval, praise," from Latin commendationem (nominative commendatio) "recommendation, commendation," noun of action from past participle stem of commendare (see commend).

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