commissariat: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kom"u-sâr'ē-ut), [key]
— n.
  1. any of the major governmental divisions of the U.S.S.R.: called ministry since 1946.
  2. the organized method or manner by which food, equipment, transport, etc., is delivered to armies.
  3. the department of an army charged with supplying provisions.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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