Pronunciation: (kom"un-dā'shun), [key]
1. the act of commending; recommendation; praise: commendation for a job well done.
2. something that commends, as a formal recommendation or an official citation or award: a commendation for bravery.
3. Feudal Law.the placing of oneself or one's land under the protection of a lord so as to become his vassal.
4. commendations, Archaic.a complimentary greeting or message.
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