Commissary Definition

kŏmĭ-sĕrē
commissaries
noun
A supermarket for military personnel and their dependents, usually located on a military installation.
American Heritage
An army officer in charge of providing soldiers with food and other supplies.
Webster's New World
A person to whom some duty is given by authority; deputy.
Webster's New World
A store, as in a lumber camp or army camp, where food and supplies can be obtained.
Webster's New World
Food supplies.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Commissary

Noun

Singular:
commissary
Plural:
commissaries

Origin of Commissary

  • Middle English commissarie agent from Medieval Latin commissārius from Latin commissus entrusted commission

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

  • Late Latin commissarius, from commissus, past participle of committere (“to commit, entrust to”).

    From Wiktionary

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