The term Dame Commander designates, in analogy to the male Knight Commander , in English usage the second highest class ( Grand Commander ) of a three- or five-level state order of merit for the award of a woman.
In the order of the knights of the United Kingdom , the highest two levels of British citizenship are linked to personal nobility and entitle those who wear them to use the nobility predicate “ lady ” as a prefix before the first name. The level of Dame Commander exists e.g. B. with the following orders of knights in the United Kingdom :
- Order of the Bath (DCB)
- Order of St. Michael and St. George (DCMG)
- Royal Victorian Order (DCVO)
- Order of the British Empire (DBE)
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