com·mis·sion·er noun \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)
: 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
- The baseball commissioner decided to suspend the players for 10 games.
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