Meaning of “commandant” in the English Dictionary

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"commandant" in British English

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commandantnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒm.ən.dænt/ us /ˈkɑː.ən.dænt/

Examples from literature

  • And who is the commandant of this fortress? 
  • As yet, they had not touched one of the enemy, and the young commandant was chagrined, anxious and annoyed. 
  • I am commandant here, with power of life and death, and I tell you that he shall certainly die—and his blood will be on your head. 
  • Lieutenant King, the commandant, wrote in good spirits, and spoke of meeting all his difficulties like a man determined to overcome them. 
  • When the Portuguese commandant learned of this, he sent to the ruler of the island to demand those robbers who had mutinied on one of the king's ships. 

(Definition of “commandant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"commandant" in American English

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commandantnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑm·ənˌdænt, -ˌdɑnt/

an officer who is in charge of a military unit or school:

the commandant of West Point

(Definition of “commandant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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