com·men·da·tion /ˌkɑmənˈdeʃən, ˌmɛn-/
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.
n 1: an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given
as formal public statement [syn: citation]
2: a message expressing a favorable opinion; "words of approval
seldom passed his lips" [syn: approval] [ant: disapproval]