Origin of commissariat
Examples from the Web for commissariat
Historical Examples of commissariat
Our men lacked for nothing: the commissariat was managed admirably.Freeland
He also contracted to supply the commissariat, which he did with advantage to the army and profit to himself.Self-Help
The commissariat was demoralised, and supplies were not forthcoming.The Trampling of the Lilies
Huge trains of the commissariat were continually on the road.
The one was the commissariat department; the other was the fighting line.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
- a military department in charge of food supplies, equipment, etc
- the offices of such a department
Word Origin for commissariat
c.1600, in Scottish law, "commissary court," from French commissariat, from Medieval Latin *commissariatus, from commissarius (see commissary). Military use is from 1779. In reference to the USSR, "ministry," from 1918.