Legal Definition and Related Resources of Commissary

Meaning of Commissary

One who is delegated by his superior to execute some office or duty. In military matters, an officer who has the charge of furnishing provisions, clothing, etc., for money . In ecclesiastical law , an officer who exercises spiritual jurisdiction in distant parts of the diocese .

Commissary Alternative Definition

In Military Law. An officer whose principal duties are to supply an army, or some portion thereof, with provisions. In English Ecclesiastical Law. A title formerly applied to an officer who exercised spiritual jurisdiction in distant places of the bishop’s diocese; being specially ordained for the purpose of supplying the bishop’s jurisdiction and oifice in the outplaces of his diocese, or else in such places as were peculiar to the bishop, and exempted from the jurisdiction of the archdeacon. Termes de la Ley; Cowell; Lyndewode, Prov. c. 1.

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