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/kəˈmɪʃ ə nər/
to act officially; member of a
a government official or representative in charge of a department or district:
the police commissioner; the commissioner of a colony.
an official chosen by an athletic association to exercise broad administrative or judicial authority:
the baseball commissioner.
late Middle English
Example Sentences for commissioner
The doping problem in baseball should be handled solely by the baseball commissioner.
And urge your commissioner to preset the draft order.
One city health commissioner urged everyone who owned a parrot to wring its neck.
There is a list of the commissioner's closest staff here and an address search form here.
The commissioner of education is appointed by the governor.
But cynics doubt that this owed much to the commissioner's powers of persuasion.
Hearings leave a legend stained, a commissioner under fire and a game still under suspicion.
The chief commissioner was the chief executive of the province.
He also served as commissioner of public works for the state.
British Dictionary definitions for
a person authorized to perform certain tasks or endowed with certain powers
a. any of several types of civil servant
Health Service Commissioner
a member of a commission
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Word Origin and History for
1448, "one appointed by a commission," from Anglo-Fr.
, from M.L.
). Meaning "member of a commission" is from 1530s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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