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commissariat (n.)

c. 1600, in Scottish law, "commissary court," from French commissariat, from Medieval Latin *commissariatus, from commissarius (see commissary). Military sense of "part of an army that supplies transport, provisions, camp equipment, etc.," is from 1779. In reference to the USSR, "ministry," from 1918 (see commissar).

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Definitions of commissariat from WordNet

commissariat (n.)
a stock or supply of foods;
Synonyms: provisions / provender / viands / victuals
From wordnet.princeton.edu