- a commanding officer, specif. one in charge of a fort or military school
- U.S. Marine Corps the commanding officer of the Corps
Origin of commandantFr, origin, originally present participle of Old French comander: see command
Origin of commandantFrench, from present participle of commander, to command, from Old French comander; see command.
- A commanding officer, usually of a specific force or division.
From French commandant.