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Pronunciation:  `kâmun'dant

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an officer in command of a military unit

COMMANDANT is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: commander, commanding officer
 See Also: commander in chief, generalissimo, military officer, officer, wing commander



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com`man*dant"\, n. [F., orig. p. pr. of commander.]
A commander; the commanding officer of a place, or of a body
of men; as, the commandant of a navy-yard.

Thesaurus Terms
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