"commissary" Definition

  1. n. One to whom is committed some charge, duty, or office, by a superior power; a commissioner.
  2. n. An officer of the bishop, who exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a distance from the residence of the bishop.
  3. n. An officer having charge of a special service; as, the commissary of musters.
  4. n. An officer whose business is to provide food for a body of troops or a military post; -- officially called commissary of subsistence.

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Position in dictionary: 19351 of 111710 words.
Word Type: n., n., n., n.,
Words that start with "commissary": 2
Words that end with "commissary": 1
Words that contain "commissary": 2
Next words in dictionary: commissaryship, commission, commissional, commissionary, commissionate, commissioned, commissioner, commissioning, commissionnaire, commissionship
Previous words in dictionary: commissaries, commissariat, commissarial, commiserator, commiserative, commiseration, commiserating, commiserated, commiserate, commiserable

English Dictionary Definition of commissary

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