- a commanding officer, specif. one in charge of a fort or military school
- [C-]U.S. Marine Corps the commanding officer of the Corps
Origin of commandantFr, origin, originally present participle of Old French comander: see command
The commanding officer of a military organization.
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.