One of the strangest parts of the show, is the power the commissary has over inmates lives.
I don't recall ever seeing him in the commissary, and who would forget?
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.
With generic brand cigarettes sold in commissary for about a dollar each, packs were an effective unit of currency.
To cook the macaroni the commissary sold hotpots, which you needed a permit to possess and could only buy one a time.
The necessity of a commissary department was also discovered.
They went to the Rue Mesnil and, from there, to the house of the commissary, M. Decointre.
"Excuse me, monsieur," he said to the commissary in a low tone.
Watson then became a merchant, and was a commissary to the British troops in Canada, in 1755 and in 1758.
It was time he did so, for the commissary of police was already upon the threshold.
mid-14c., "one to whom special duty is entrusted by a higher power," from Medieval Latin commissarius, from Latin commissus "entrusted," past participle of committere (see commit). Originally ecclesiastical; the military sense of "official in charge of supply of food, stores, transport" dates to late 15c. Hence "storeroom" (1882) and "dining room in a larger facility" (1929, American English).