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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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COMMENDING, participle present tense Praising; representing favorably; committing, or delivering in charge.

Note: In imitation of the French, we are accustomed to use recommendation, etc., for commendation. But in most instances, it is better to use the word without the prefix re. A letter of commendation, is the preferable phrase.

First Occurrence in the Bible(KJV): 2 Corinthians 4:2