Great Destiny, the Commissary of God.Donne.
(Eccl.) An officer of the bishop, who exercises ecclesiastical jurisdiction in parts of the diocese at a distance from the residence of the bishop.
(Mil.) (a) An officer having charge of a special service; as, the
commissary of musters. (b) An officer whose business is to provide food for a body of troops or a military post; -- officially called
commissary of subsistence.
Washington wrote to the President of Congress . . . urging the appointment of a commissary general, a quartermaster general, a commissary of musters, and a commissary of artillery.W. Irving
Commissary general, an officer in charge of some special department of army service; as: (a) The officer in charge of the commissariat and transport department, or of the ordnance store department.
[Eng.] (b) The commissary general of subsistence.
[U. S.] --
Commissary general of subsistence
(Mil. U. S.), the head of the subsistence department, who has charge of the purchase and issue of provisions for the army.
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