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police commissioner


from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a civil officer, usually one of a board, commissioned to regulate and control the appointment, duties, and discipline of the police.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a civil commissioner appointed to supervise the duties and discipline of the police


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  • Michael Sheehan, the deputy police commissioner in New York City responsible for counterterrorism until 2006, explained that hotheads in a coffeehouse are a dime a dozen.

    The Longest War

  • “I asked the police commissioner of Puteaux to leave it where it was and to send a police officer to keep a watch on it …”

    Maigret and Monsieur Charles

  • The police commissioner was attending a foreign-press dinner at a big hotel on Avenue Montaigne when the head of the Police Judiciaire succeeded in getting through to him on the telephone.

    Maigret's Revolver


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