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Noun (futsuumeishi)
commandant, commanding officer, generalBefehlshaber, Kommandant, Kommandeur

ON: KUN: つかさど.る
director, official, govt office, rule, administer

ON: レイ
orders, ancient laws, command, decree

ON: カン
bureaucrat, the government

Example sentences
司令官は部下に向かって直ちに発砲するよう命令を発した。Parts: 司令官 (しれいかん), 部下 (ぶか), 向かう (むかう), 直ちに (ただちに), 発砲 (はっぽう), (よう), 命令 (めいれい), 発する (はっする)The commander gave orders that his men fire at once.

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