commissary: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kom'u-ser"ē), [key]
— pl. -sar•ies.
  1. a store that sells food and supplies to the personnel or workers in a military post, mining camp, lumber camp, or the like.
  2. a dining room or cafeteria, esp. one in a motion-picture studio.
  3. a person to whom some responsibility or role is delegated by a superior power; a deputy.
  4. (in France) a police official, usually just below the police chief in rank.
  5. commissar.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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