commissaire


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commissaire

(ˌkɒmɪˈsɛə)
n
(Cycle Racing) (in professional cycle racing) a referee who travels in an open-topped car with the riders to witness any infringement of the rules
[from French: see commissary]
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References in classic literature ?
le Commissaire, the angel is called Erik, he lives in the Opera and he is the Angel of Music!"
le Commissaire de Police Mifroid would not have been quite so satisfied with himself if he had known that the rush of his rapid emissary was stopped at the entrance to the very first corridor.
The porter, who had been sullen and disinclined to listen, became alarmed; he could not take the responsibility of breaking into the room; they must go for the commissaire de police.
I reflected rapidly that if I knocked him over, chair and all, by a sudden blow from the shoulder it would bring about infinite complications beginning with a visit to the Commissaire de Police on night-duty, and ending in God knows what scandal and disclosures of political kind; because there was no telling what, or how much, this outrageous brute might choose to say and how many people he might not involve in a most undesirable publicity.
[beaucoup moins que]Nos importations resteront constantes[beaucoup plus grand que], a affirme, mardi a Alger, le commissaire europeen en charge de l'action pour le climat et de l'energie lors d'un point de presse organise a l'issue des travaux de la reunion annuelle de haut niveau copreside avec le ministre de l'Energie, Mustapha Guitouni.
Le benefice des populations des provinces du sud du Royaume des revenus de la peche et de l'agriculture ont ete mis en exergue au Parlement europeen lors d'un echange de vues, mardi soir, avec le commissaire europeen charge des Affaires economiques et financieres, fiscalite et douanes, Pierre Moscovici.
THE commissaire at the mountain bike event in which spectator Judith Garrett was struck by an out-of-control competitor and later died told a jury yesterday that he had not walked the course because he had an injured leg.
What started as a fine ride from Liwasang Aurora in Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City turned into the organizers' worst nightmare as long stretches of road repairs in Valenzuela and Marilao, Bulacan forced chief commissaire Louise Jones to call for several restarts.
Jones, an international commissaire, is the first female chief commissaire of the Le Tour de Filipinas.
The sheer number of vehicles that cramped the two-lane road in Arayat, Pampanga, that trickled all the way to Cabiao town in this province was the last of five restarts that forced chief commissaire Louise Jones of Australia to call off the opening stage in Plazang Luma-just halfway through the 157.15-kilometer first stage.
Pour s'assurer, toutefois, que la Loi sur les langues officielles ait des dents, que les droits ou obligations qu'elle reconnait ou impose ne demeurent pas lettres mortes, et que les membres des minorites linguistiques officielles ne soient pas condamnes a se battre sans cesse et sans garanties au seul niveau politique, le legislateur a cree un "recours" devant la Cour federale dont peut se prevaloir la commissaire elle-meme (article 78) ou le plaignant (article 77) (2).