commissioner

  • 1 Commissioner — is in principle the title given to a member of a commission or to an individual who has been given a commission (official charge or authority to do something, the noun s second meaning). In practice, the title of commissioner has evolved to… …

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  • 2 Commissioner — 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. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 commissioner — com·mis·sion·er n: a person with a commission: as a: a member of a commission b often cap: the officer in charge of a government agency a police commissioner Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 commissioner — com‧mis‧sion‧er [kəˈmɪʆnə ǁ ər] noun [countable] the head of a commission1 or similar organization, or a member of one * * * commissioner UK US /kəˈmɪʃənər/ noun [C] GOVERNMENT ► an official in charge of a government department or other… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 Commissioner —   [kə mɪʃənə, englisch] der, s/ s, im angloamerikanischen Recht Regierungs oder Gerichtsbeauftragter, Kommissar, Beamter für Sonderaufgaben und Einzeluntersuchungen; in London der Polizeipräsident; allgemein auch »Urkundsperson«; als Titel High… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 6 commissioner — early 15c., one appointed by a commission, from Anglo Fr. commissionaire, from M.L. commissionarius, from commissionem (see COMMISSION (Cf. commission)). Meaning member of a commission is from 1530s …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 commissioner — ► NOUN 1) a person appointed by, or as a member of, a commission. 2) a representative of the supreme authority in an area. 3) the head of the Metropolitan Police in London …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 commissioner — [kə mish′ə nər] n. 1. a person authorized to do certain things by a commission or warrant 2. a member of a COMMISSION (sense 7) 3. an official in charge of a certain government bureau, commission, departmental office, etc. 4. an official… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 commissioner — n. 1) a high commissioner for (the high commissioner for occupied territories) 2) a fire; health; police; water commissioner 3) (GB) the Canadian High Commissioner in London * * * [kə mɪʃ(ə)nə] health police water commissioner (GB) the Canadian… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 10 commissioner — [[t]kəmɪ̱ʃənə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ commissioners also Commissioner N COUNT: usu with supp A commissioner is an important official in a government department or other organization. → See also High Commissioner ...the European Commissioner for External… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 commissioner */*/ — UK [kəˈmɪʃ(ə)nə(r)] / US [kəˈmɪʃ(ə)nər] noun [countable] Word forms commissioner : singular commissioner plural commissioners 1) a) commissioner or Commissioner an important official in a government, especially someone who is in charge of a… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 commissioner — com|mis|sion|er [ kə mıʃ(ə)nər ] noun count ** 1. ) a member of a COMMISSION: the Federal Trade Commissioners 2. ) commissioner or Commissioner an important official in a government, especially someone who is in charge of a particular department… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 commissioner — n. 1 a person appointed by a commission to perform a specific task, e.g. the head of the London police, a delegate to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, etc. 2 a person appointed as a member of a government commission (Charity… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 commissioner — commissionership, n. /keuh mish euh neuhr/, n. 1. a person commissioned to act officially; member of a commission. 2. a government official or representative in charge of a department or district: the police commissioner; the commissioner of a… …

    Universalium

  • 15 commissioner — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ high ▪ assistant, deputy ▪ special ▪ police (esp. AmE) ▪ city …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16 commissioner — Synonyms and related words: G man, MP, alderman, archon, bailie, bailiff, beadle, beagle, bound bailiff, burghermaster, burgomaster, cabinet member, cabinet minister, captain, catchpole, chancellor, chief of police, city councilman, city father,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 commissioner — noun (C) 1 someone who is officially in charge of a government department in some countries: Commissioner Addo is responsible for Education. 2 the head of the police department in some parts of the US 3 a member of a commission 1 (1) 4… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 commissioner — com•mis•sion•er [[t]kəˈmɪʃ ə nər[/t]] n. 1) a person commissioned to act officially; member of a commission 2) gov a government official or representative in charge of a department or district: the police commissioner[/ex] 3) spo an official… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 Commissioner — Com|mis|sio|ner [kə miʃənə] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. commissioner zu commission »Vollmacht; Kommission«, dies über fr. commission aus lat. commissio, vgl. ↑Kommission>: 1. Regierungs od. Gerichtsbeauftragter, Kommissar, Beamter für… …

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  • 20 commissioner — when you want another drink pref. whiskey you ask for the commissioner …

    Dictionary of american slang


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