What does the word commandant mean?

Usage examples for commandant

  1. You are not the commandant by name, but from the major downwards you do just as you like with us. – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  2. He did so, and held the door wide for the Commandant to enter. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  3. This was at first a dirty and disagreeable place; though supposed to be in some measure for convalescents, it was always a struggle to get so much as a wash there; but under a better commandant it was improved later on. – A Prisoner in Turkey by John Still