Definition of commissarial in US English:



  • See commissary

    • ‘He is a professor and the former commissarial director of the Institute for Pharmaceutical Chemistry.’
    • ‘In 1944, by a decree of the Ministry of the Industry and of the Commerce of that time, the Institute was placed under a commissarial administration.’
    • ‘When I learned of the event it was through the governor, whom I had appointed, who reported having relieved the captain from command of commissarial office.’
    • ‘His early writings distinguish between commissarial and sovereign dictatorship: the first is grounded in the existing legal order and is designed to preserve the constitutional norm; the second destroys it.’
    • ‘The editorial office hires the following international professors as our commissarial editors by the ratification of our university.’