Commissary-general

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Commissary-general the head of the department for supplying provisions, &c., to an army
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Low L. commissarius—L. committĕre, commissum.

Usage

In literature:

His son, my grandfather, was the Commissary-general of the colony under the Marquis de Vaudreuil.
"The Crossing" by Winston Churchill
Thus I, too, as well as General Miles, had my turn at trying to reform the Commissary Department of Uncle Sam's army.
"Vanished Arizona" by Martha Summerhayes
By whom had Shales been recommended for so important a place as that of Commissary General?
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He rose, took up the letter to the Commissary-general, stepped briskly to the door and pulled it open.
"The Snare" by Rafael Sabatini
Cadet, the Commissary General of New France, was faithful to Bigot as a fierce bull-dog to his master.
"The Golden Dog" by William Kirby
An example of these was Commissary-General Weston.
"Theodore Roosevelt" by Theodore Roosevelt
Officially he was known as the Commissary-General.
"People You Know" by George Ade
On such occasions each Ranger was generally his own commissary and carried his own supplies.
"Bay State Monthly, Volume II. No. 4, January, 1885" by Various
I am Commissary-General for the party.
"Prince Lazybones and Other Stories" by Mrs. W. J. Hays
The secretary, treasurer, receiver-general, commissary-general, notaries public, and naval officers, are chosen annually by the legislature.
"The Government Class Book" by Andrew W. Young
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