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commissioner

[kuh-mish-uh-ner]
noun
1.
a person commissioned to act officially; member of a commission.
2.
a government official or representative in charge of a department or district: the police commissioner; the commissioner of a colony.
3.
an official chosen by an athletic association to exercise broad administrative or judicial authority: the baseball commissioner.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French. See commission, -er2

commissionership, noun
subcommissioner, noun
subcommissionership, noun
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commissioner (kəˈmɪʃənə)
 
n
1.  a person authorized to perform certain tasks or endowed with certain powers
2.  government
 a.  any of several types of civil servant
 b.  Health Service Commissioner See also Parliamentary Commissioner an ombudsman
3.  a member of a commission
 
com'missionership
 
n

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commissioner
1448, "one appointed by a commission," from Anglo-Fr. commissionaire, from M.L. commissionarius, from commissionem (see commission). Meaning "member of a commission" is from 1530s.
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