Definition of commandants:
Synonyms for commandants:
This bill provides, said he, that the ten disorganized States shall be divided into five military districts, and that the commander of the army shall take charge of them through his lieutenants as governors, or you may call them commandants if you choose, not below the grade of brigadiers, who shall have the general supervision of the peace, quiet, and the protection of the people, loyal and disloyal, who reside within those precincts; and that to do so he may use, as the law of nations would authorize him to do, the legal tribunals where- ever he may deem them competent; but they are to be considered of no validity per se, of no intrinsic force, no force in consequence of their origin, the question being wholly within the power of the conqueror, and to remain until that conqueror shall permanently supply their place with something else.- "History of the Thirty-Ninth Congress of the United States", Wiliam H. Barnes.
- "Montlivet", Alice Prescott Smith.
The Government must be aware that by far the great majority of the Dutch- speaking people of the Union decidedly disapproved of our crossing the frontier, and that two conferences of commandants recently held at Pretoria bore eloquent testimony to this.- "Native-Life-in-South-Africa", Plaatje, Sol (Solomon Tshekisho).