resident commissioner

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of resident commissioner

1 : a nonvoting representative of a dependency in the U.S. House of Representatives
2 : a resident administrator in a British colony or possession

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1902

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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