commissary commissary  /ˈkɑ mə ˌsɛ ri/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a retail store that sells equipment and provisions (usually to military personnel)
  2. (n) a snack bar in a film studio

Usage(s):

  1. Pierre and I would occasionally visit the restaurants on the New Jersey Turnpike or the New England Thruway to see how our commissary inventions were faring with the customers.
  2. He refused to turn over his commissary account, and the inmates broke his nose and fractured his eye socket, according to a report.
  3. The city vendor is facilitated by commissary garages, where vendors are required by the health department to leave their carts at night.

News

  1. Commissaries in Colorado brace for furlough days

    It's just a tiny piece of $1 trillion in budget cuts the Pentagon expects to make over the next decade. Furloughs — unpaid days off for government employees that are being used to balance the Pentagon's books — will close the commissaries on Mondays from July 1 through Sept. 30. For the Air Force Academy's commissary, closed on Mondays, the extra day of closure will come on Tuesdays.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  2. Commissaries will close more days because of sequestration

    Furloughs - unpaid days off for government employees that are being used to balance the Pentagon's books - will close the commissaries on Mondays from July 1 through Sept. 30. For the Air Force Academy's commissary, closed on Mondays, the extra day of closure will come on Tuesdays.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Stars and Stripes

  3. Phoenix Zoo keepers work hard to satisfy feral foodies

    â??Itâ??s just like being at home in the kitchen,â?? says veteran Phoenix Zoo food preparer Debbie Evers. â??You have to follow a recipe.â?? She works in the commissary helping prepare hundreds of meals each day.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

Quotes

  1. "In my judgment, this new paradigm renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners and renders quaint some of its provisions requiring that captured enemy be afforded such things as commissary privileges, scrip (ie,...
    on Jan 5, 2005 By: Alberto Gonzales Source: MSNBC

  2. "People go to jail. That's something he's gotta go through. I'm happy it's not f---ing 10 years. That's just something that's going on. I know his commissary [prison store] is ridiculous. He's got so much money in his commissary. You think Baby is...
    on Mar 11, 2010 By: T Pain Source: MTV.com

  3. "I'm gratified that an agreement has been reached to preserve the Kelly commissary and post exchange," said Wagner, a Vietnam War combat veteran who served in the US Marines. "These two facilities provide vital services to 167,000 military...
    on Oct 21, 2008 By: Jack Wagner Source: MarketWatch

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