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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.
Fifth and sixth floors were designed to house three of the York Rite organizations, which are known as the Chapter, Council and the Commandery.
The establishment of commanderies, or prefectures under Han supervision, was part of this process, and in 111 BC a commandery was established around Hepu.
Facilities management ~Palasegrate "and" Auditorium Arturo Toscanini - Cultural Center Cascina Commandery (main service): 181 000 EUR - Management bar (secondary burden): 189 000 EUR - Estimated value of the annual grant: 370 000 EUR - Amount based d ~auction, upward (barda pay license fees to the municipal administration - cost): 30 000 EUR.
THE COMMANDERY OWNED by Worcester City Council, City Council, W the The Commandery originally opened as a museum in 1977.
The burial site was unearthed at the Commandery in Worcester, which is believed to have been founded in 1085 as a monastic hospital.
United Commandery #21 in Norwood, MA, Neponset Valley Royal Arch, past Potentate of Mahed Grotto in Dedham, MA, member of Bektash Temple in Concord, NH.
Chang Qu's account, situated in the middle of a narrative on local responses to good and ill circumstances in Ba [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] commandery, (28) reads:
Plans include securing lottery funding for major improvements to visitor attractions at the Commandery Museum and Fort Royal Park, The Guildhall, and the Riverside Parks.
com The Commandery Gardens in Sidbury, Worcester, will provide the dramatic backdrop for The Taming of the Shrew next month.
Literary Tutor Xie" in this poem refers to Xie Tiao, who was leaving for Jingzhou [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] to serve under the prince of Sui commandery.

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