Part of speech: noun

An officer in command, as of a military post.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", John Still.