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  • The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.
  • That which is the ground of approbation or praise.
  • A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



COMMENDATION, n. The tribute that we pay to achievements that
resembles, but do not equal, our own.
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue



Com`men*da"tion (?), n. [L. commendatio.] 1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; recommendation.

Need we . . . epistles of commendation?
2 Cor. iii. 1.

By the commendation of the great officers.
Bacon.

2. That which is the ground of approbation or praise.

Good nature is the most godlike commendation of a man.
Dryden.

3. pl. A message of affection or respect; compliments; greeting. [Obs.]

Hark you, Margaret;
No princely commendations to my king?
Shak.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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