Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The office or position of a commissioner.
- n. The district under a commissioner.
- n. The role or office of commissioner.
- commissioner + -ship (Wiktionary)
“I hope before my commissionership is over, we will have a World Cup.”
“Sir Paul Stephenson's commissionership was ended by the phone-hacking scandal, as was the career of former assistant commissioner John Yates.”
“TR had risen like a meteor through the New York City police commissionership, army service in the Spanish-American war in Cuba, and a couple of years as governor of New York.”
“Named after the Civil War battle where his father was wounded, Landis got the commissionership for two reasons: First, because he had a reputation—much of it exaggerated—as a foe of corruption.”
“But after a couple years of fielding calls from reporters at 3 a.m. about the latest suicide or inmate disturbance on Rikers Island, and reluctantly concluding that an assistant commissionership for public affairs wasn ' t in the cards, I cleaned out my desk, collected my back pay and wrote a piece " on spec " for the Village Voice about a subject I knew well — the Rikers Island Christmas Pageant.”
“While Banks 'promotion is welcomed, the fact remains that in the seven years of Kelly's commissionership, the number of blacks in top ranks has increased barely an iota.”
“The right model for Mr. Yglesias would be Paul Giamatti Sr., who parlayed his outlandish literary musings on Baseball into the Presidency as well as Baseball commissionership. lemuel pitkin Says:”
“Certainly, when Rozelle, at the age of 33, had the commissionership thrust upon him as a desperate compromise on the 23d ballot, the NFL was a happy firecracker just waiting to explode upon Americana.”
“Lisa Jackson, expected to be nominated for the commissionership of the U.S.”
“The musical chairs surrounding the police commissionership, the drug “connect,” and various desks at The Sun are just a few salient examples of this.”
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