- the branch of an army which provides food and supplies for the troops
- food supplies
Origin of commissariatRuss komissariat any of the government departments in the U.S.S.R.: since 1946, called ministry
Origin of commissariatFrench ; from commissaire, commissary ; from Medieval Latin commissarius: see commissary
- A department of an army in charge of providing food and other supplies for the troops.
- A food supply.
- A major government department in the Soviet Union until 1946.
Origin of commissariatFrench, from Medieval Latin commissarius, agent; see commissary. Sense 3, from Russian komissariat, from French commissariat.