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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


(= member of commission)Ausschussmitglied nt
(of police)Polizeipräsident(in) m(f)
(Jur) commissioner for oathsNotar(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[kəˈmɪʃənəʳ] nmembro di una commissione (Police) → questore m
commissioner of police → questore m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


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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The governor was said to have met with the APC stakeholders recently during which he reportedly told them that he would prefer to have a harmonised commissionership list because of his desire to form an all-inclusive cabinet.
Customs, which is responsible for the collection of large chunk of state revenue, has not been meeting set targets for the last two years, a state which culminated in earlier changes at the commissionership a little over a month ago.
2018 and last week, the cases stem from his past commissionership of Customs.
Nadzieja's decision to apply for the commissionership came months before the Times report.
It can be noted that, prior to the game against the Fuel Masters, Romeo's last official PBA game was still under the commissionership of Chito Narvasa who tried to limit the physicality in the game.
"We're going to see Jim make, in some ways, big steps toward I guess what you would call the commissionership," Stephens told ( Entertainment Weekly .
He coveted the commissionership. In positioning himself for the job, he once described Ford Frick as "a good man ...
During Bruce's high commissionership in Ottawa, Irene sadly succumbed to illness.
In the North East, Labour maintained its stranglehold on councils and also won the two police commissionership elections.
These brief sentences clearly expressed Credaro's ideas regarding scholastic policies that were adopted during the years of his commissionership. Convinced that the task of gradual Italianization of the new populations could only take place through the education of the people, he followed with particular interest the problem of the primary schools (6).
Narvasa, who assumed the commissionership two months ago said the PBA appeared "helpless" in the face of what he said was attacks made by Badua on his Twitter account saying among other things, that some games were fixed, that players were throwing games, that teams were deliberately losing matches and trades were being made in consideration of money.
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