Definition of Commendatore in English:



  • A knight of an Italian order of chivalry.

    • ‘In 2002, he was made a Commendatore in Italy’s National Order of Merit.’
    • ‘In 1990 the Italian Republic decorated him as a Commendatore, the Presidential Order of Merit, for his service to museums.’
    • ‘It's as if the whole society was fashioned of the same grim, unyielding stone as the Commendatore's statue.’
    • ‘Oh and there was blood and violence - firstly when the Commendatore got brutally murdered.’
    • ‘He was a Commendatore and Cavaliere of the Order of the Crown of Italy and a member of many foreign academies and orders.’


Italian, from Latin commendator, based on commendare ‘entrust’.