Commendable Com*mend"a*ble, a.

Note: (Formerly accented on the first syllable.) [L. commendabilis.] Worthy of being commended or praised; laudable; praiseworthy. [1913 Webster]

Order and decent ceremonies in the church are not only comely but commendable. --Bacon. -- {Com*mend"a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Com*mend"a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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