Commissariat (noun)

  1. A department or organization responsible for providing supplies, especially food, clothing, and equipment, to troops, prisoners of war, or others.
  2. The provision of food and supplies for a large organization or event.


Early 17th century (in the sense "provisions"): from french, from commissaire "commissioner", from latin commissarius "deputy".


  1. The commissariat was responsible for feeding the entire army in the field.
  2. During the marathon, the commissariat provided runners with water and snacks.
  3. The commissariat at the prison camp was notorious for its poor food quality.
  4. The commissariat's main challenge was to keep the troops supplied with food and ammunition during the long march.
  5. The school commissariat provided the students with nutritious meals every day.
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