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  • Commissary — 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. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commissary — mid 14c., one to whom special duty is entrusted by a higher power, from M.L. commissarius, from L. commissus entrusted, pp. of committere (see COMMIT (Cf. commit)). Originally ecclesiastical; the military sense of official in charge of supply of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • commissary — [käm′ə ser΄ē] n. pl. commissaries [ME commissarie < ML commissarius < L commissus, pp. of committere: see COMMIT] 1. a person to whom some duty is given by authority; deputy; specif., a) in France, a police official b) a person representing …   English World dictionary

  • Commissary — A commissary is someone delegated by a superior to execute a duty or an office; in a formal, legal context, one who has received power from a legitimate superior authority to pass judgment in a certain cause or to take information concerning it.… …   Wikipedia

  • Commissary — Die Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) ist eine zivile Behörde des amerikanischen Verteidigungsministeriums, die über 260 Lebensmittelgeschäfte (Commissary) für Soldaten und deren Angehörigen der US Streitkräfte weltweit unterhält.[1]… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • commissary — UK [ˈkɒmɪsərɪ] / US [ˈkɑmɪˌserɪ] noun [countable] Word forms commissary : singular commissary plural commissaries American 1) a supermarket for members of the armed forces 2) a restaurant in a large organization, especially in a film or… …   English dictionary

  • commissary — [[t]kɒ̱mɪsəri, AM seri[/t]] commissaries N COUNT A commissary is a shop that provides food and equipment in a place such as a military camp or a prison. [AM] …   English dictionary

  • Commissary Government — Комесарска влада Komesarska vlada overview Formed 1941 Dissolved 1941 Jurisdiction Serbia under German occupation Headquarters Belgrade Minister responsible Milan Aćimović, Prime m …   Wikipedia

  • Commissary notes — were financial certificates issued by the departments of the quartermaster and commissary general on behalf of the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Due to the rapid depreciation of the Continental currency, the Continental… …   Wikipedia

  • Commissary Apostolic — • One who has received power from a Legitimate superior authority to pass judgment in a certain cause or to take informations concerning it Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Commissary Apostolic     Commissary Apostoli …   Catholic encyclopedia

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