Part of speech: noun

A commissioner.

Part of speech: noun

An officer in charge of subsistence, etc.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Emile Zola.