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commissioner

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

Simple Definition of commissioner

  • : 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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of commissioner

  1. :  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

commissionership

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of commissioner in a sentence

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



15th Century

First Known Use of commissioner

15th century


COMMISSIONER Defined for Kids

commissioner

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

Definition of commissioner for Students

  1. 1 :  a member of a commission

  2. 2 :  an official who is the head of a government department




Law Dictionary

commissioner

noun com·mis·sion·er

Legal Definition of commissioner

  1. :  a person with a commission: as a :  a member of a commission b often capitalized :  the officer in charge of a government agency <a police commissioner>





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