The title given to the Commander or presiding officer of a Commandery of Knights Templar, and to all officers below the Grand Commander in a Grand Commandery. The Grand Commander is styled "Right Eminent," and the Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of the United States, "Most Eminent." The word is from the Latin eminens, "standing above," and literally signifies "exalted in rank." Hence, it is a title given to the cardinals in the Roman Church.

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