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 In Cæna Dom’ini.In Esse (Latin). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
In Commen’dam (Latin).
The holding of church preferment for a time, on the recommendation of the Crown, till a suitable person can be provided. Thus a clergyman who has been elevated to the bench retains for a time his “living” in commendam.   1

 In Cæna Dom’ini.In Esse (Latin). 

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