Mr. Terry was to be chief of the commissariat under Mrs. Carmichael.
Our men lacked for nothing: the commissariat was managed admirably.
Their commissariat is well managed under the Prince Duke of Oldenburgh.
Huge trains of the commissariat were continually on the road.
From the commissariat stores at Horten I obtained many excellent articles.
The commissariat alone was badly managed from its very inception.
Flour, of course, formed the principal article of our commissariat.
It was like Paradise in that inn—though the commissariat, I am bound to say, was limited.
They had no commissariat,--without which even a modern army fails.
I must be going down to the commissariat yard, to arrange the landing of my beasts.
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.