commissary

commissary
commissary /ˈkɒmɪsərɪ/
n.
1 commissario; delegato
2 (relig.) delegato del vescovo; vicario (vescovile)
3 (mil.) ufficiale di commissariato
4 (USA: = commissary store) spaccio aziendale (o militare)
5 (USA) mensa aziendale
6 commissario di pubblica sicurezza (in Italia, ecc.)
● (mil.) commissary general, comandante dei servizi di commissariato
commissarial
a.
di commissario; commissariale.

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