Definition of commissioner
: a person with a commission: such asa : a member of a commissionb : the representative of the governmental authority in a district, province, or other unit often having both judicial and administrative powersc : the officer in charge of a department or bureau of the public serviced : the administrative head of a professional sport
commissionershipplay \kə-ˈmi-sh(ə-)nər-ˌship\ noun
Examples of commissioner in a Sentence
The baseball commissioner decided to suspend the players for 10 games.
Recent Examples of commissioner from the Web
Mobile County and the city of Mobile literally offered to pave the way for hundreds of new jobs at a new Amazon sorting center, according to a county commissioner.
Corrections commissioner Rob Carter said in a statement that his staff hasn’t been able to secure a new supply.
Murphy, the former commissioner, is married to Lynn Lockwood, who at one time was chairman and treasurer of one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's political fund and is a friend of Chicago first lady Amy Rule.
According to the EU’s climate commissioner, Miguel Arias Cañete, the EU and China have formed a new alliance in response to Trump’s impending decision.
Still, doctors said patients are overcharged, according to Richard Payne, a city commissioner.
Chesterton repaved almost 2 miles of roads last September after receiving $156,000 in funds for $312,000 in road projects, said John Schnadenberg, that town's street commissioner.
After the shooting began Monday afternoon, a chase through the neighborhood ensued, in which additional shots were fired, said Bradley Thomas, advisory neighborhood commissioner for the area.
Susan A. Herman, the deputy commissioner of collaborative policing, said.
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First Known Use 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
Definition of commissioner for Students
1 : a member of a commission
2 : an official who is the head of a government department
Legal Definition of commissioner
: 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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