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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Medieval Latin
Origin: commissarius, from Latin commissus; COMMISSION1

commissary

noun
     
Related topics: Food, Military, Army
com‧mis‧sa‧ry plural commissaries [countable]
1 British EnglishPMA an officer in the army who is in charge of food supplies
2 American EnglishPM a shop that supplies food and other goods in a military camp
3 American EnglishDFTBB a place where you can eat in a large organization such as a film studio, factory etc

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