Examples of commissioner in a Sentence
The baseball commissioner decided to suspend the players for 10 games.
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That thought came to the forefront earlier this week when NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted that the league is ready to change the NBA's draft age limit back to 18.
Suárez and first baseman Joey Votto were voted to the team from the players’ ballot while second baseman Scooter Gennett was one of the seven players chosen by the commissioner’s office.
Still, every year there are some curious choices, either by the fans, players or the commissioner’s office, that leave some deserving candidates off the Midsummer Classic’s initial rosters.
Both sides have been firmly entrenched, even as NBA commissioner Adam Silver has suggested that travel, and not a deference to tradition, represents the main obstacle to adopting a top-16 playoff format that eschews conference designations.
The Kokomo Tribune reports that a Monday meeting of commissioners was very tense; one spectator was expelled.
The suit names the county worker who was driving, the county board of commissioners and the county’s parks and recreation department.
At least two-thirds of the commissioners must vote to approve a redistricting map.
This body, composed of volunteer commissioners from each city council district, acts as a privacy check on the city when any municipal entity (typically the police department) wants to acquire a technology that may impact individual privacy.
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Origin and Etymology of commissioner
COMMISSIONER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of commissioner for English Language Learners
: 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)
COMMISSIONER Defined for Kids
legal Definition of commissioner
- a police commissioner
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