Pronunciation: (kom"un-dant', -dänt', kom'un-dant", -dänt"), [key]
1. the commanding officer of a place, group, etc.: the commandant of a naval base.
2. the title of the senior officer and head of the U.S. Marine Corps.
3. U.S. Army.a title generally given to the heads of military schools.
4. a commander.
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