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Pronunciation:  'kâmi`seree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a retail store that sells equipment and provisions to military personnel
  2. [n]  a snack bar in a film studio

COMMISSARY is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: buffet, canteen, post exchange, slop chest, small stores, snack bar, snack counter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com"mis*sa*ry\, n.; pl. {Commissaries}. [LL.
commissarius, fr. L. commissus, p. p. of committere to
commit, intrust to. See {Commit}.]
1. One to whom is committed some charge, duty, or office, by
   a superior power; a commissioner.

         Great Destiny, the Commissary of God. --Donne.

2. (Eccl.) An officer of the bishop, who exercises
   ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a
   distance from the residence of the bishop. --Ayliffe.

3. (Mil.)
   (a) An officer having charge of a special service; as, the
       commissary of 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.

{Commissary general}, an officer in charge of some special
   department of army service; as:
   (a) The officer in charge of the commissariat and
       transport department, or of the ordnance store
       department. [Eng.]
   (b) The commissary general of subsistence. [U. S.]

{Commissary general of subsistence} (Mil. U. S.), the head of
   the subsistence department, who has charge of the purchase
   and issue of provisions for the army.

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