What does the word commissary mean?

Usage examples for commissary

  1. Commissary stores were piled up all over Virginia, for the use of the invading armies. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy
  2. " Say the word, Commissary," whispered the first, " and he shall not go hence so easily as he came." – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  3. The commissary requested her to accompany them to Florent's room, where, after speaking to her for a moment in a low tone, he installed himself with his men, bidding her open the shop as usual so as to avoid giving the alarm to anyone. – The Fat and the Thin by Emile Zola