n. pl. com·mis·sar·ies
a. A supermarket for military personnel and their dependents, usually located on a military installation.
b. A store where food and equipment are sold, as in a mining camp.
2. A lunchroom or cafeteria, especially one in a film or television studio.
3. A person to whom a special duty is given by a higher authority; a deputy.
[Middle English commissarie, agent, from Medieval Latin commissārius, from Latin commissus, entrusted; see COMMISSION.]
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