from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A department of an army in charge of providing food and other supplies for the troops.
- n. A food supply.
- n. A major government department in the Soviet Union until 1946.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A supply of food.
- n. The department of an army that supplies provisions for the troops.
- n. A department of the government of the Soviet Union in the early period of its existence.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The organized system by which armies and military posts are supplied with food and daily necessaries.
- n. The body of officers charged with such service.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That department of an army the duties of which consist in supplying transport, provisions, forage, camp equipage, etc., to the troops; also, the body of officers in that department.
- n. The office or employment of a commissary.
- n. In Scots law, the jurisdiction of a commissary; the district of country over which the authority or jurisdiction of a commissary extends. See extract.
- Pertaining to or concerned in furnishing supplies: as, the commissariat department; commissariat arrangements.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a stock or supply of foods
At the same time he informed me that his Government intended to transfer the basis of the British commissariat from the French coast to Antwerp as soon as all German ships were swept off the North
The church was weakest in that part which might be called the commissariat department, though Christ's commission had been entrusted to the richest nations in the world.
But it proved very difficult to keep them up to bringing a sufficient supply, and as they had a full share of the universal spirit of haggling, the commissariat was a very harassing and troublesome business, and as to the boys, it was evident that the experiment was not successful.
Why should he lack for anything when he was in possession of a great "commissariat" extending as far as the
And when I know precisely what is meant by "commissariat",
At the commissariat de police along the Canebière, Jean-Marc and I step up to the comptoir.
Merci! cours aboiements comme si de rien n'était sans chiens je vais faire un tour commissariat caniche
During the ride over to the commissariat, * I see a caniche* on a leash, its owner trotting along, light on her feet.
Join me and the Americano Party at one of our national Crazypants Rallies™, or donate to our political action commissariat.
Friday, June 19, 2009 at 02: 17 PM cours = lesson, period of time or space. aboiements = barking comme si de rien n'était = just as if nothing had happened sans chiens = 'dogless' je vais faire un tour = go for a walk commissariat = police station caniche = poodle