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COMMISSARY. An officer whose principal duties are to supply the army with provisions.
     2. The Act of April 14, 1818, s. 6, requires that the president, by and with the consent of the senate, shall appoint a commissary general with the rank, pay, and emoluments of colonel of ordnance, and as many assistants, to be taken from the sub-alterns of the line, as the service may require. The commissary general and his assistants shall perform such duties, in the purchasing and issuing of rations to the armies of the United States, as the president may direct. The duties of these officers are further detailed in the subsequent sections of this act,, and in the Act of March 2, 1821.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The Defense Commissary Agency operates 240 commissaries, including those overseas.
Independent Commissaries : Achil Ridwan Djayadiningrat
Operators at this level can typically fulfill most of their procurement needs through convenience store distributors, DSD manufacturers and commissaries.
If baked goods, or other food products restricted pursuant to subdivision (a) of this section, that are or that contain fats, oils, or shortenings, are not required to be labeled when purchased, food service establishments and mobile food commissaries shall obtain and maintain documentation acceptable to the Department, from the manufacturers of the food products, indicating whether the food products contain vegetable shortening, margarine or any kind of partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, or indicating trans fat content.
Beyond resale of exports at commissaries, there are three situations in which exports are not eligible for tax benefits:
Officials from the three exchanges and DeCA signed a memorandum in November 2005 agreeing to institute a pilot project to sell film, one-time use cameras, and telephone cards at 10 commissaries in the continental United States.
There were some rogues, there were some commissaries who made money on the side; but I am sure most of them were honest men by their lights and that among their number were men of great ability, enterprise and business acumen.' (S G P Ward, The Peninsular Commissary) (3)
Each month, commissary operators meet at one of the eight commissaries to trade solutions to problems and to learn about new programs at Southland.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Afghan commissaries held the 19th meeting of their joint committee in Tehran on Saturday to address the issue of the water right of the Helmand River.
Also, later in 2016, NCR will begin implementation of its commerce hub at DeCA, creating an open ecosystem of retail applications and data in order to help create a frictionless patron experience for DeCA's worldwide chain of commissaries.

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