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. U.S. Army.a title generally given to the heads of military schools.
4. a commander.