- The definition of commemorative is something intended to act as a memorial or as an official expression of honoring a person or an event.
When someone has died and his family donates money in the deceased person's name to create a scholarship fund to honor the deceased, this is an example of a commemorative scholarship fund.
- A commemorative is defined as a coin or other object that is made with the intent to honor or memorialize a person or an event.
A coin with the face of Abraham Lincoln that is designed to honor Lincoln is an example of a commemorative.
- Honoring or preserving the memory of another.
- Produced in limited quantities over a specific period of time to honor a special event or anniversary. Used of coins and postage stamps.
- Something that honors or preserves the memory of another.
- A commemorative coin or postage stamp.
- an object made to commemorate a person, mark an event, etc.
- (philately) a postage stamp issued to commemorate, usually a person or event; also commonly applied to thematic (topical) stamp issues
- Commemorative monuments have been erected in both places.
- The place of its performance at Rome was near the site of St Peter's, in the excavations of which several altars and inscriptions commemorative of taurobolia were discovered.
- The commemorative festival of the Soteria, which the league established at Delphi, obtained recognition from many leading Greek states.
- He declared that Luther was in a fog, and that Christ had warned His disciples against all such notions, and had proclaimed that by faith alone could His presence be received in a feast which He designed to be commemorative and symbolical.
- In one courtyard of this temple are deposited the celebrated ten stone drums which bear poetical inscriptions commemorative of the hunting expeditions of King Suan (827-781 B.C.), in whose reign they are believed, though erroneously, to have been cut; and in another stands a series of stone tablets on which are inscribed the names of all those who have obtained the highest literary degree of Tsin-shi for the last five centuries.