1. The act of commending; praise; favorable representation in words; declaration of esteem.
Need we, as some other, letters of commendation. 2 Cor. 31.
2. Ground of esteem, approbation or praise; that which presents a person or thing to another in a favorable light, and renders worthy of regard, or acceptance.
Good-nature is the most godlike commendation of a man.
3. Service; respects; message of love.