from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a commission.
- n. A person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties.
- n. A governmental official in charge of a department: a police commissioner.
- n. Sports An official selected by an athletic association or league to exercise administrative or regulatory powers over it: a baseball commissioner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of a commission.
- n. Someone commissioned to perform certain duties.
- n. An official in charge of a government department, especially a police force.
- n. Someone who commissions something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A person who has a commission or warrant to perform some office, or execute some business, for the government, corporation, or person employing him.
- n. An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who commissions.
- n. A person having or included in a warrant of authority; one who has a commission or warrant from proper authority to perform some office or execute some business for the person, court, or government giving the commission.
- n. Specifically— In Great Britain, an officer having charge of some department of the public service which is put into commission. See to put in commission, under commission, n.
- n. A steward or private factor on an estate, who holds a power from his constituent to manage affairs with full authority.
- n. A commissionaire.
- n. One of the persons elected to manage the affairs of a police burgh or non-corporate town in Scotland, corresponding to a bailie or town-councilor in a corporate town.
- n. A betting-broker at a race-track.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a government administrator
- n. a member of a commission
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Though the title commissioner is a charged word for many in the sport, some believe it should and can happen.
` ` I'm glad the commissioner is as capable of being changable as President Bush is on his policy in Iraq, '' Jackson joked, adding that if Stern ` ` doesn't give me a $25,000 fine, I'm all right. ''
The trouble with Selig as a commissioner is the conflict of interest with his Brewers ownership.
(CRMG) and the HCU Depositors and Shareholders 'Group (HCUDSG) put aside their differences to oppose what they described as the commissioner's "high-handed manner."
It is, but what i understand that the insurance commissioner is a repug and running for the gov ` s job oh also worth a billion.
Reykdal, the former Tumwater City planning commissioner, is a pro-density, social-justice Democrat.
So the commercials can say the candidate for insurance commissioner is fighting the very insurance industry that is surreptitiously funding the advertisements.
In Michigan they asked us to vote for something called a “drain commissioner”.
"Sometimes I think the commissioner is in over his head," said Warren, referring to Elliott, who is the first-ever civilian to head the national police force.
The former Charlevoix commissioner is one of six female candidates in the midterm elections vying to succeed or unseat male congressmen in the state delegation.