from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A supermarket for military personnel and their dependents, usually located on a military installation.
- n. A store where food and equipment are sold, as in a mining camp.
- n. A lunchroom or cafeteria, especially one in a film or television studio.
- n. A person to whom a special duty is given by a higher authority; a deputy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A store primarily serving soldiers.
- n. A cafeteria at a movie studio.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One to whom is committed some charge, duty, or office, by a superior power; a commissioner.
- n. An officer of the bishop, who exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a distance from the residence of the bishop.
- n. An officer having charge of a special service.
- n. An officer whose business is to provide food for a body of troops or a military post; -- officially called commissary of subsistence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In a general sense, one to whom some charge, duty, or office is committed by a superior power; one who is sent or delegated to execute some office or duty in the place, or as the representative, of his superior; a commissioner.
- n. Eccles., an officer who by delegation from the bishop exercises spiritual jurisdiction in remote parts of a diocese, or is intrusted with the performance of the bishop's duties in his absence.
- n. In Scots law, the judge in a commissary-court; in present practice, the sheriff of each county acting in the commissary-court. See commissary-court.
- n. Milit., a name given to officers or officials of various grades, especially to officers of the commissariat department.
- n. [F. commissaire de police.] A superior officer of police in France.
- n. A general store for supplying workmen in any large industry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a snack bar in a film studio
- n. a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
Middle English commissarie, agent, from Medieval Latin commissārius, from Latin commissus, entrusted; see commission.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)