Definition of Commissioner

1. Noun. A government administrator.




2. Noun. A member of a commission.
Group relationships: Commission, Committee
Generic synonyms: Fellow Member, Member
Derivative terms: Commission, Commission

Definition of Commissioner

1. 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; as, a commissioner to take affidavits or to adjust claims.

Definition of Commissioner

1. Noun. A member of a commission. ¹

2. Noun. Someone commissioned to perform certain duties. ¹

3. Noun. An official in charge of a government department, especially a police force. ¹

4. Noun. Someone who commissions something ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commissioner

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commissioner

commissars
commissary
commissaryship
commissaryships
commission
commission de bene esse
commission on professional and hospital activities
commission plan
commissionaire
commissionaires
commissioned
commissioned military officer
commissioned naval officer
commissioned officer
commissioned officers
commissioner (current term)
commissioners
commissionership
commissionerships
commissioning
commissionnaire
commissionnaires
commissions
commissionship
commissionships
commissive
commissive mood
commissive moods
commissives
commissura

Literary usage of Commissioner

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1890)
"On the 25th of January, 1890, the commissioner gave his decision on the charges of fraud, sustaining them and finding Stevens guilty thereof, and sentencing ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1914)
"At present each commissioner is a county officer, appointed by the ... The state commissioner of horticulture should be the party to perform this service ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"To this branch commissioner Wright has assigned Professor Walter ... (8) The Labor Movement has been reserved by commissioner Wright for himself. ..."

4. Report by Illinois Highway Commission (1908)
"(By James Blanchard, Highway commissioner.) I have served as commissioner of highways in the town of Waukegan, Lake county, from to the present time. ..."

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