Commissary general of subsistence

(Mil. U. S.) the head of the subsistence department, who has charge of the purchase and issue of provisions for the army.

See also: Commissary

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Tracy's legal background told him he had no authority to change a preexisting contract, so the depot commander wrote the commissary general of Subsistence.
18) Office of the Commissary General of Subsistence, Record of Contracts," Dec.

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