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commissioner

noun com·mis·sion·er \kə-ˈmi-sh(ə-)nər\

: a member of a commission : one of a group of people who have been given the official job of finding information about something or controlling something

: an official who is in charge of a government department or part of a government department

: an official who is in charge of a major professional sport (such as baseball, football, or hockey)

Full Definition of COMMISSIONER

:  a person with a commission: as
a :  a member of a commission
b :  the representative of the governmental authority in a district, province, or other unit often having both judicial and administrative powers
c :  the officer in charge of a department or bureau of the public service
d :  the administrative head of a professional sport
com·mis·sion·er·ship \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of COMMISSIONER

  1. The baseball commissioner decided to suspend the players for 10 games.

First Known Use of COMMISSIONER

15th century
COMMISSIONERS Defined for Kids

commissioner

noun com·mis·sion·er \kə-ˈmi-shə-nər, -ˈmish-nər\

Definition of COMMISSIONER for Kids

1
:  a member of a commission
2
:  an official who is the head of a government department
July 06, 2015
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