Simple Definition of commissary
: a store that sells food and basic household supplies on a military base or in a prison
Full Definition of commissary
1 : one delegated by a superior to execute a duty or an office
2 a : a store for equipment and provisions; especially : a supermarket for military personnel b : food supplies c : a lunchroom especially in a motion-picture studio
Examples of commissary in a sentence
<will serve as commissary of religious education for the whole diocese>
Origin of commissary
Middle English commissarie, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin commissarius, from Latin commissus, past participle of committere
First Known Use: 14th century
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