1. [syn: commissariat, provisions, provender, viands, victuals]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Commissariat \Com`mis*sa"ri*at\ (?; 277), n. [F. commissariat.]
(a) The organized system by which armies and military posts
are supplied with food and daily necessaries.
(b) The body of officers charged with such service.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a stock or supply of foods [syn: commissariat,
provisions, provender, viands, victuals]
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
COMMISSARIATE. The whole body of officers who act in the department of the
commissary, are called the, commissariate.