Pronunciation: (kom"un-dā'shun),[key] —n. 1. the act of commending; recommendation; praise: commendation for a job well done. 2. something that commends, as a formal recommendation or an official citation or award: a commendation for bravery. 3. Feudal Law.the placing of oneself or one's land under the protection of a lord so as to become his vassal.
4. commendations,Archaic.a complimentary greeting or message.