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n. Abbr. Com. or Comr.
1. A member of a commission.
2. A person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties.
3. A governmental official in charge of a department: a police commissioner.
4. Sports An official selected by an athletic association or league to exercise administrative or regulatory powers over it: a baseball commissioner.

com·mis′sion·er·ship′ n.
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1. a person authorized to perform certain tasks or endowed with certain powers
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government
a. any of several types of civil servant
3. a member of a commission
comˈmissionerˌship n
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(kəˈmɪʃ ə nər)

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.
3. an official chosen by an athletic association to exercise broad administrative or judicial authority: the baseball commissioner.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French]
com•mis′sion•er•ship`, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commissioner - a government administrator
administrator, executive - someone who manages a government agency or department
bank commissioner - a commissioner appointed to supervise banks; a state superintendent of banks
housing commissioner - a commissioner in charge of public housing
park commissioner - a commissioner in charge of public parks
police commissioner - a civil commissioner appointed to supervise the duties and discipline of the police
2.commissioner - a member of a commission
commission, committee - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
fellow member, member - one of the persons who compose a social group (especially individuals who have joined and participate in a group organization); "only members will be admitted"; "a member of the faculty"; "she was introduced to all the members of his family"
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مَنْدوب، مُفَوَّض، عُضْو لَجْنَه
umboîsmaîur; landsstjóri
heyet/komisyon üyesi


[kəˈmɪʃənəʳ] N (= official) → comisario/a m/f; (= member of commission) → comisionado/a m/f
commissioner for oaths (Brit) → notario/a m/f público/a
commissioner of policeinspector(a) m/f jefe de policía
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[kəˈmɪʃər] n
(= government official) → membre m d'une commission
(= senior policeman) → préfet m (de police)Commission for Racial Equality n (British) commission pour l'égalité des racescommissioning editor [kəˈmɪʃənɪŋˈɛdɪtər] n
(in publishing)responsable mf de publication
(in television)directeur/trice m/f des programmescommission of inquiry n (British)commission f d'enquête
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(= member of commission)Ausschussmitglied nt
(of police)Polizeipräsident(in) m(f)
(Jur) commissioner for oathsNotar(in) m(f)
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[kəˈmɪʃənəʳ] nmembro di una commissione (Police) → questore m
commissioner of police → questore m
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1. money earned by a person who sells things for someone else.
2. an order for a work of art. a commission to paint the president's portrait.
3. an official paper giving authority, especially to an army officer etc. My son got his commission last year.
4. an official group appointed to report on a specific matter. a commission of enquiry.
1. to give an order (especially for a work of art) to. He was commissioned to paint the Lord Mayor's portrait.
2. to give a military commission to.
comˌmissioˈnaire (-ˈneə) noun
a doorkeeper in uniform. the commissionaire at the cinema.
comˈmissioner noun
a representative of the government in a district or department.
in/out of commission
in, or not in, a usable, working condition.
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References in classic literature ?
The thought that when called urgently to his Assistant Commissioner's private room he had been unable to conceal his astonishment was distinctly vexing.
AN ex-Legislator asked a Most Respectable Citizen for a letter to the Governor recommending him for appointment as Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs.
In itself, this was nothing, for, at midnight, Captain Kellar was back on the beach, himself climbing the high hill to the Commissioner's bungalow while the boat's crew vainly rummaged the landscape and canoe houses.
The commissioner of police was sitting in his office at nine o'clock one evening, when the following telegraphic dispatch was put into his hands: Suez to London.
Woodford, Resident Commissioner of the British Solomons.
A FOOLISH Fellow who had been told that he was a great man believed it, and got himself appointed a Commissioner to the Interasylum Exposition of Preserved Idiots.
The Commissioner was on board the Makembo, returning from Sydney, and by his permission a stop was made at Ugi to land a missionary.
I am so happy, I declare I could kiss Sir James--though he is a great man, and a Commissioner for Northern Lights!
And it was reported they were going to shut up all the ports.* The Lord Commissioner being informed of that, sent a party of the foot guards, and took possession of the Netherbow, which is a gate in the middle of the High Street, as Temple Bar between the City of London and the Court.
Announce me.' Vewy well, so out comes their head chief- also took it into his head to lecture me: 'It's wobbewy!'- 'Wobbewy,' I say, 'is not done by man who seizes pwovisions to feed his soldiers, but by him who takes them to fill his own pockets!' 'Will you please be silent?' 'Vewy good!' Then he says: 'Go and give a weceipt to the commissioner, but your affair will be passed on to headquarters.' I go to the commissioner.
"You see, the Commissioner is the one official in the islands who can give us a license.
It mattered not whether he sat at dinner in the gold commissioner's house, called for the drinks in a dancehall, or submitted to an interview from the woman representative of the New York Sun, one and all of them held out their arms.

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