COMMISSARIATE. The whole body of officers who act in the department of the commissary, are called the, commissariate.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Focusing here on Lawrence's mission to the Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the 17th century, he covers Lawrence of Brindisi's career and afterlife, the foundation of the Commissariate of Bohemia-Austria-Styria, polemical preaching, theological disputation, and The Express Image of Lutheranism.
For example, on 31 January 1827, a court martial was convened in Singapore to try a native soldier named Gazie, identified as a 'Lascar of the Ordnance Commissariate Department'.
Alter a period back in Italy Father Cherubim was appointed the first Major Superior of England when that country was established as a General Commissariate of the Capuchin order in 1873.
The thrust of the book is to show the conflict between the People's Commissariate of Justice (NKIu), the secret police, and the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) over control of the Soviet prison system.
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