commissary

[ kom-uh-ser-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF commissary

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He was rewarded with the appointment of Commissary of Police at Niort.

Thereupon she handed Muche's books and the copies set by Florent to the commissary.

The commissary, however, had begun to read the copies with a grave air.

The commissary said there was quite sufficient there to hang him.

There was no more question of the commissary of police that evening.

Say the word, and I 'll go with you this moment to the commissary.

Meanwhile the commissary and his assistants prepared to depart.

This is no longer the France that remembers an English commissary at Dunkirk.

"I will be responsible for this gentleman's appearance," said Cashel, addressing the commissary.

"You are free, Monsieur le Duc," said the commissary, bowing respectfully.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "one to whom special duty is entrusted by a higher power," from Medieval Latin commissarius, from Latin commissus "entrusted," past participle of committere (see commit). Originally ecclesiastical; the military sense of "official in charge of supply of food, stores, transport" dates to late 15c. Hence "storeroom" (1882) and "dining room in a larger facility" (1929, American English).

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