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Meaning of commandant

com•man•dant

Pronunciation: (kom"un-dant', -dänt', kom'un-dant", -dänt"), [key]
— n.
  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. a title generally given to the heads of military schools.
  4. a commander.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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