noun, plural com·mis·sar·ies.
Origin of commissary
Related formscom·mis·sar·i·al [kom-i-sair-ee-uh l] /ˌkɒm ɪˈsɛər i əl/, adjectivesub·com·mis·sar·i·al, adjectivesub·com·mis·sar·y, noun, plural sub·com·mis·sar·ies.
Examples from the Web for commissary
I suspect [Teresa] will get money sent in to her, so she can shop at the commissary.How a ‘Real Housewife’ Survives Prison: ‘I Don’t See [Teresa Giudice] Having a Cakewalk Here’|Michael Howard|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I don't recall ever seeing him in the commissary, and who would forget?Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To cook the macaroni the commissary sold hotpots, which you needed a permit to possess and could only buy one a time.Tales of a Jailhouse Gourmet: How I learned to Cook in Prison|Daniel Genis|June 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the strangest parts of the show, is the power the commissary has over inmates lives.Best Business Longreads for the Week of August 24, 2013.|William O’Connor|August 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With generic brand cigarettes sold in commissary for about a dollar each, packs were an effective unit of currency.With Cigarettes Banned In Most Prisons, Gangs Shift From Drugs To Smokes|Seth Ferranti|June 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Two days afterwards, on the 9th of September, I arrived with the commissary at Milan.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
His commissary was attached to the Staff of the corps, over which waved the “yellow-blue flag.”The Russian Turmoil|Anton Ivanovich Denikin
I am Commissary of Police in your district; here are my insignia, sir.The Princess of Bagdad|Alexandre Dumas
Friar John Tezel, commissary, has signed it with his own hand.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
Once, M. de Vauversin visited a commissary of police for permission to sing.An Inland Voyage|Robert Louis Stevenson