Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or dignity of a commander.
- n. A district under the authority or administration of a commander. A district under the authority of a military commander or a governor.
- n. A house, technically called a cell, in which the domain-rents of a medieval commandery were received, and which also served as a home for veteran members of the order. It was sometimes fortified, and occasionally formed an extensive and formidable stronghold.
- n. US Obsolete spelling of commandry.
- n. historical an historical administrative level of China, the 郡.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete The office or rank of a commander.
- n. A district or a manor with lands and tenements appertaining thereto, under the control of a member of an order of knights who was called a
commander; -- called also a preceptory.
- n. United States An assembly or lodge of Knights Templars (so called) among the Freemasons.
- n. rare A district under the administration of a military commander or governor.
- n. the position or office of commander
“His commandery is a pleasant one, and well situated on the slopes of the hills; and the fresh air will, doubtless, speedily set you up.”
“In 618, the frontier commandery of Nanning was established.”
“His territory was placed under the new commandery of Yizhou. 23 By the end of the second century BCE, Han China had reached central Yunnan and part of west Yunnan, thus dividing the Southwestern Barbarian area into the four commanderies of Jianwei, Zangke, Yuexi, and Yizhou.”
“First of all, although central officials were assigned to these posts, they sometimes did not enter the designated commandery or county.”
“This is the so-called frontier commandery system (bianjun zhidu) of the Han Dynasty.”
“In 112 BCE, when the Han conscripted the Yelang to join the campaign against the Southern Yue Kingdom, the king of Qielan killed the Han envoys and the governor of Jianwei commandery.”
“The idea of "rule based on native customs" was applied to create distinctive offices and infrastructure in frontier areas, for example, the frontier commandery system in the Han times, and the jimi system in the Tang period.”
“And the medals included a homemade iron cross with the head of Woodrow Wilson in the middle, pounded out by a blacksmith in Mobile, Alabama; a Knights Templar Ascalon commandery badge, which was a green Maltese cross edged in gold given to members of this Christian group whose ancestors had fought in the Crusades; and an iron shamrock against a backdrop of four pennies mounted on red, white, and blue ribbons.”
“Mr. Painter has taken about all the upright, regular steps in Masonry, having gone up through blue lodge, Royal Arch chapter and Knights Templar commandery on the York Rite side and to the thirty-second degree in the Scottish Rite.”
“He who commands at present, having no estate of his own, enjoys a small commandery, which being added to his appointments at Nice, make the whole amount to about five hundred pounds sterling.”
Looking for tweets for commandery.