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n, pl -ries
a manor under the charge of a commander of a religious military order of knightsa branch of a secret order, esp the Knights Templar


(kəˈmæn də ri, -ˈmɑn-)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. the office or rank of a commander.
2. the district of a commander.
3. a local branch or lodge of certain secret or fraternal orders.
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Noun1.commandery - the position or office of commander
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
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Except the knowledge of blazons, that enables me to decipher them, I am very ignorant of heraldry -- I, a count of a fresh creation, fabricated in Tuscany by the aid of a commandery of St.
The count purchased an island in the Tuscan archipelago, and, as he told you to-day, has founded a commandery.
2398) statement that Yuan died in the commandery of Dongyang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] "at the beginning of the Taiyuan era (376-96)," literally [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], at the age of 49 sui [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII].
The council said all artefacts will be moved to another of Worcester's museums, the Commandery.
Inside The Commandery, a Grade I listed building dating back to the 1100s, is an updated museum showing off history ranging from a monastic hospital to a school for the blind.
Medieval herbalist David Nashpractises his trade in the gardens of the Commandery centre in Worcester.
247), Zhu Ran [CHINESE CHARACTERS NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (182-249), and others use the term "Shu" in reference to Shu Han, and not Shu commandery.
Not only does the Commandery tell the history of Worcester, it also evocatively portrays England's growth as a country, from all perspectives - religious and political power, industry, culture, education, war, fashion and design, medical progress and much more.
A few hundred yards from the Cathedral, is the Commandery, which houses a Civil War museum, and this year helped celebrate the 350th anniversary of the last major battle of the Civil War.
The wife of Jiang Shi [Chinese Text Omitted], from Guangchuan [Chinese Text Omitted] [Sichaan], was the daughter of Pang Sheng [Chinese Text Omitted] of the same commandery.
The Fairfax Battalia will take over The Commandery Museum in Worcester for the battle which effectively marked the end of the English Civil War.
As a result, "he was praised by all the commandery.

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