commissariat


com·mis·sar·i·at

noun \ˌkä-mə-ˈser-ē-ət, especially for 3 -ˈsär-\

Definition of COMMISSARIAT

1
:  a system for supplying an army with food
2
:  food supplies
3
[Russian komissariat, from German Kommissariat, from New Latin commissariatus] :  a government department in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics until 1946
4
:  a board of commissioners

Origin of COMMISSARIAT

New Latin commissariatus, from Medieval Latin commissarius
First Known Use: 1779

Rhymes with COMMISSARIAT

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