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Pronunciation:  ku'mishunur

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  1. [n]  a government administrator
  2. [n]  a member of a commission

COMMISSIONER is a 12 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: administrator, bank commissioner, commission, committee, executive, housing commissioner, member, park commissioner, police commissioner



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Com*mis"sion*er\, n.
1. A person who has a commission or warrant to perform some
   office, or execute some business, for the government,
   corporation, or person employing him; as, a commissioner
   to take affidavits or to adjust claims.

         To another address which requested that a commission
         might be sent to examine into the state of things in
         Ireland, William returned a gracious answer, and
         desired the Commons to name the commissioners.

2. An officer having charge of some department or bureau of
   the public service.

         Herbert was first commissioner of the Admiralty.

         The commissioner of patents, the commissioner of the
         land office, the commissioner of Indian affairs, are
         subordinates of the secretary of the interior.

{Commissioner of deeds}, an officer having authority to take
   affidavits, depositions, acknowledgment of deeds, etc.,
   for use in the State by which he is appointed. [U. S.]

{County commissioners}, certain administrative officers in
   some of the States, invested by local laws with various
   powers in reference to the roads, courthouses, financial
   matters, etc., of the county. [U. S.]

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