Origin of commissar
Examples from the Web for commissar
That Commissar, according to the Commanding Officers, is undoubtedly useful.
The commissar began to protest heatedly, but Josip Pekic shook his head and tried to firm his less than dominating voice.Expediter|Dallas McCord Reynolds
One Commissar was appointed by agreement between the Government and the Soviet.
When the latter passed a vote of censure upon the activities of a Commissar, he could practically do nothing more.
He is the commissar of the 'Cheka' and she is the agent of this establishment.Beasts, Men and Gods|Ferdinand Ossendowski
British Dictionary definitions for commissar
noun (in the former Soviet Union)
Word Origin for commissar
Word Origin and History for commissar
1918, from Russian komissar, from German Kommissar "commissioner," from French, ultimately from Medieval Latin commissarius (see commissary).
Culture definitions for commissar
In various communist systems of government, an official assigned to a group to ensure the group's conformity to Communist party doctrine. The heads of government departments in the former Soviet Union were called commissars.