Commissariat meaning

kŏmĭ-sârē-ĭt
A department of an army in charge of providing food and other supplies for the troops.
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A food supply.
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A major government department in the Soviet Union until 1946.
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The branch of an army which provides food and supplies for the troops.
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Food supplies.
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Any of the government departments in the U.S.S.R.
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A supply of food.
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The department of an army that supplies provisions for the troops.
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(dated) A department of the government of the Soviet Union in the early period of its existence.
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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

  • From Wiktionary