- a person authorized to do certain things by a commission or warrant
- a member of a commission (sense )
- an official in charge of a certain government bureau, commission, departmental office, etc.
- an official appointed to administer a territory, province, etc.
- a person selected to regulate and control a professional sport or an association of amateur athletic teams
- An example of a commissioner is one of those elected to a county board in order to make local government decisions.
- An example of a commissioner is a police commissioner.
The definition of a commissioner is someone authorized to make a decision or an order by a commission, or a government official who is in charge of a department.
nounAbbr. Com. or Comr.
- A member of a commission.
- A person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties.
- A governmental official in charge of a department: a police commissioner.
- Sports An official selected by an athletic association or league to exercise administrative or regulatory powers over it: a baseball commissioner.
- In 1904 the financial and legal administration was put into the hands of the British High Commissioner for the Western Pacific. The native king is assisted by a legislative assembly consisting, in equal numbers, of hereditary nobles and popular (elected) representatives.
- He joined Mary at Paris in September, and in 156 1 was sent by her as a commissioner to summon the parliament; in February he arrived in Edinburgh and was chosen a privy councillor on the 6th of September.
- A European commissioner resides.
- For the government of the state see The Revised Laws of Vermont (Rutland, 1881); the Vermont Legislative Directory, published biennially at Montpelier; the biennial reports of the secretary of state, the auditor, the treasurer, the commissioner of state taxes, the superintendent of education, the supervisors of the insane, &c., and the annual reports of the inspector of finance.
- When the Labour party joined the Coalition movement in 1915 he became a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury; he was parliamentary secretary to the Board of Trade 1916-7; Minister of Labour, 1917-8; Food Controller, Jan.