Commissariat Definition

kŏmĭ-sârē-ĭt
noun
The branch of an army which provides food and supplies for the troops.
Webster's New World
Food supplies.
Webster's New World
Any of the government departments in the U.S.S.R.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Commissariat

Noun

Singular:
commissariat
Plural:
commissariats

Origin of Commissariat

  • French from Medieval Latin commissārius agent commissary Sense 3, from Russian komissariat from French commissariat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French.

    From Wiktionary

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