Definition of Commissariat

1. Noun. A stock or supply of foods.

Exact synonyms: Provender, Provisions, Viands, Victuals
Generic synonyms: Food, Nutrient
Specialized synonyms: Food Cache, Larder



Definition of Commissariat

1. n. The organized system by which armies and military posts are supplied with food and daily necessaries.

Definition of Commissariat

1. Noun. A supply of food. ¹

2. Noun. The department of an army that supplies provisions for the troops. ¹

3. Noun. (dated) A department of the government of the Soviet Union in the early period of its existence. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commissariat

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commissariat

commiserable
commiserate
commiserated
commiserates
commiserating
commiseratingly
commiseration
commiserations
commiserative
commiserator
commiserators
commish
commissaire
commissar
commissarial
commissariat (current term)
commissariats
commissaries
commissars
commissary
commissaryship
commissaryships
commission
commission de bene esse
commission on professional and hospital activities
commission plan
commissionaire
commissionaires
commissioned
commissioned military officer

Literary usage of Commissariat

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1. London by Charles Knight (1851)
"The commissariat officers on foreign stations correspond directly with the ... Since that time the Agent for commissariat supplies has been suppressed, ..."

2. On Parliamentary Government in England: Its Origin, Development, and by Alpheus Todd (1869)
"In 1816 it was sanat- placed under an officer of the Treasury, the commissariat officers being then officially known as ' Sub-treasurers to the Lords ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"At present the province, including the commissariat of California wnich has convents in California, Arizona, and Oregon, is one of the largest in the order. ..."

4. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1880)
"Again, it proved difficult to raise in these islands a fitting number of the ' subordinates' through whom the commissariat officers would have to perform ..."

5. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1822)
"The entire expense of barracks ought to be placed under the head of " barrack estimates,'" and not under that of " commissariat.'' He did not say that it ..."

6. Pictorial History of the Russian War 1854-5-6 by George Dodd (1856)
"With respect to supplies of any other kind, such as Quartermaster-general's and hospital stores, the commissariat, during the time I was in charge of it, ..."

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