commissary Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
noun a snack bar in a film studio
One to whom is committed some charge, duty, or office, by a superior power; a commissioner.
Great Destiny, the Commissary of God. Donne.
(Eccl.) An officer on the bishop, who exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a distance from the residence of the bishop.Ayliffe.
(Mil.) (a) An officer having charge of a special sevice; as, the. commissaryof musters (b) An officer whose business is to provide food for a body of troops or a military post; -- officially called commissary of subsistence.U. S.
Washington wrote to the President of Congress . . . urging the appointment of a commissary general, a quartermaster general, a commissary of musters, and a commissary of artillery. W. Irving
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