Definition for COM-MEND-A'TION

COM-MEND-A'TION, n. [L. commendatio.]

  1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; declaration of esteem. Need we, as some others, letters of commendation? 2 Cor. xxxi.
  2. Ground of esteem, approbation or praise; that which presents a person or thing to another in a favorable light, and renders worthy of regard, or acceptance. Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a man. – Dryden.
  3. Service; respects; message of love. – Shak.

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