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Commissariat, -iot, n. Also: -ate, comis(s)-. [F. commissariat.]

1. The office, jurisdiction, or court of a commissar or commissars (in sense 5); the district included in such jurisdiction; the body of commissars. Also attrib. with court, sait (seat). (a) In witnes heirof the seill of office of the said commissariate is affixt; 1564–75 Hamilton & Campsie Test. I. 27 b.
Maister David Russell, clerk of the said commissariat [of St. Andrews]; 1580 Reg. Privy C. III. 342.
Being … informit that the Lordis of Sessioun intendit to dismember the jurisdictioun of the said commissariat; Ib.
In actionis and caussis belanging to the commissariatis jurisdictionis; 1609 Peebles B. Rec. 75.
Vtheris boundis … subiect of befoir to repair to the commissariatis of Edinburgh and Lawder; Ib.
Followis the erection and instructionis of the commissariatis foirsaidis; Bisset II. 57/12.
I and the said Samvell … consentis thir presentis be inssert and registrat in the buikes of the Commissariat of Edinburgh; 1622 Misc. Bann. C. II. 248.
The said Iames to deas … the librarie hous laiche for the commissariat sait; 1631 Glasgow B. Rec. II. 2.
To repair the chappell and als mutch thairoff as will be sufficient for commodating of the comissariat; 1649 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 95.
(b) That … Hamilton, a bastard, wes … restored to all his former jurisdiction, and had gotten a judicatorie of commissariot; Row 30.
Within the brughe of Abirdein, quhair … members of the said commissariot duellis; 1649 Aberd. B. Rec. IV. 94.
Condescending willinglie to the transportatioun of the said commissariot; Ib. 95.
He being now within the said regality and without the said comisariot; 1674 Melrose R. Rec. II. 365.
He did what he could for the time: but then, there was no Commissariot Courts; 1663 Decis. Lords G. 58.

2. = Commissar n. 4, 5. Everie ane of thir archibischopries and bischopries had and hes there awin severall officiallis (of auld) and of new called commissariattis; Bisset II. 52/20.
Ib. 53/21.

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