In commendam

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In com`men´dam

1.(Law) See Commendam, and Partnership in Commendam, under Partnership.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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judges that commendatory abbots did not always ignore reform, but that the practice reduced the number of monks who rose to positions of church authority.