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COMMISSARIAT

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Originally appearing in Volume V06, Page 774 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COMMISSARIAT, the department of an army charged with the provision of supplies, both food and forage, for the troops. The supply of military stores such as ammunition is not included in the duties of a commissariat. In almost every army the duties of transport and supply are performed by the same corps of depart-mental troops.
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