What does Commissioner mean?

Definitions for Commissioner
kəˈmɪʃ ə nərcom·mis·sion·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Commissioner.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. commissionernoun

    a government administrator

  2. commissionernoun

    a member of a commission

Wiktionary

  1. commissionernoun

    A member of a commission.

  2. commissionernoun

    Someone commissioned to perform certain duties.

  3. commissionernoun

    An official in charge of a government department, especially a police force.

  4. commissionernoun

    Someone who commissions something

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Commissionernoun

    One included in a warrant of authority.

    Etymology: from commission.

    A commissioner is one who hath commission, as letters patents, or other lawful warrant, to execute any publick office. John Cowell.

    One article they stood upon, which I with your commissioners have agreed upon. Philip Sidney.

    These commissioners came into England, with whom covenants were concluded. John Hayward.

    The archbishop was made one of the commissioners of the treasury. Edward Hyde.

    Suppose itinerary commissioners to inspect, throughout the kingdom, into the conduct of men in office, with respect to morals and religion as well as abilities. Jonathan Swift.

    Like are their merits, like rewards they share,
    That shines a consul, this commissioner. Alexander Pope, Dunciad.

ChatGPT

  1. commissioner

    A commissioner is a person appointed to a role or position of authority within a government, organization, or a specific field, given the responsibility to oversee or manage certain activities, operations, or issues. This position often involves making decisions, enforcing rules or laws, and carrying out specific tasks or functions. The nature and scope of their duties can vary greatly depending on the context or jurisdiction they serve.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commissionernoun

    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

  2. Commissionernoun

    an officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service

Wikidata

  1. Commissioner

    A commissioner is, in principle, the title given to a member of a commission or to an individual who has been given a commission. In practice, the title of commissioner has evolved to include a variety of senior officials, often sitting on a specific commission. In particular, commissioner frequently refers to senior police or government officials. A High Commissioner is equivalent to an ambassador, originally between the United Kingdom and the Dominions and now between all Commonwealth states, whether Commonwealth realms, republics, or countries having a monarch other than that of the realms. The title is also sometimes given to senior officials in the private sector; for instance, many North American sports leagues.

Editors Contribution

  1. commissioner

    A person commissioned to perform a specific role, responsibility and duty with a known job description.

    The government commissioner had to report to the relevant Minister in Cabinet.


    Submitted by MaryC on December 27, 2019  

Matched Categories

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Commissioner' in Nouns Frequency: #1640

How to pronounce Commissioner?

How to say Commissioner in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commissioner in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Commissioner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Commissioner in a Sentence

  1. Brad Parscale:

    Although Matt Bevin has not outlined Matt Bevin next steps, Kentucky law provides for a variety of possiblechallenges -- including a recount, a recanvass, or a legal challenge to the election based on irregularities. There is no automatic recount process under Kentucky law. TRUMP CALLS ON ANGRY MAJORITY TO BOOST Matt Bevin, IN NOD TO REAGANS MORAL MAJORITY AND NIXONS SILENT MAJORITY Regardless of the final outcome, the razor-thin margin in the race did not come as a surprise Republicans. Although President Trump carried deep-red Kentucky by 30 points in the 2016 presidential election, Matt Bevin has long beenunusually unpopular for a Republican in the state, owing in part to President Trump numerous spats with striking public school teachers and President Trump plan to address a growing pension crisis. Kentucky Governor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, right, shakes hands with a poll worker after casting Kentucky Governor ballot in the state's general election in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley) Bevinsignificantly underperformedthe rest of the The GOP ticket on the ballot in Kentucky on Tuesday, as Republican Daniel Cameron handily won hisrace to become the states next attorney general. Cameronmade history as thefirst African-American to be electedKentucky Attorney Generaland the first Republican to hold the post in more than 70 years. DEMS SWEEP VIRGINIA STATE HOUSE, SENATE ELECTIONS, CAPPING STATES DRAMATIC LEFTWARD SHIFT In a major indicatorthat Bevin isunpopular among Kentuckians, Republican Daniel Cameron received 774,864 votes in his 15-percentage-point win -- while Matt Bevin garnered only approximately 700,000 votes for Matt Bevin marquee gubernatorial bid. It is highly unusual for down-ballot races to attract more voter interest than gubernatorial contests. Republican Daniel Cameron was elected the state's first-ever black Attorney General on Tuesday. ( AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File) Meanwhile, Republican attorney and former elections board member Michael Adams was easily elected as Kentuckys next secretary of state, andRepublican Mike Harmon wasre-elected as Kentucky auditor. Additionally, Republican Ryan Quarles was re-elected as Kentucky commissioner of agriculture, and The GOP incumbent Allison Ball won a second term as Kentuckys treasurer. Those results -- and Bevins unique vulnerabilities -- led Kentucky Republicans to dismiss claims that the gubernatorial race had any meaningfulnational implications. President Trumps rally helped five of six Kentucky Republicans win clear statewide victories, including Attorney General-elect Republican Daniel Cameron, who will be the first black A.G. in Kentucky history and the first Republican to hold the office since 1948, the President just about dragged Gov. Matt Bevin across the finish line, helping him run stronger than expected in what turned into a very close race at the end. A final outcome remains to be seen. However, in what could be a worrying sign for Republicans in the long term, Matt Bevin underperformed inNorthern Kentucky, typically a The GOP stronghold, and among suburban voters in several counties outside of Cincinnati. Apparently aware of his problems with voters, Matt Bevin had remarkedin February.

  2. Bob Bauer:

    The commission has not edited the material and the material should not be understood to represent the commission's views or those of any particular commissioner, to this point and particularly in light of some confusion and uncertainty since the posting of these materials, we refer you to the front page of each of the drafts that have been publicly posted that clearly set forth these points.

  3. Nick Price:

    We have a meeting with the commissioner on Wednesday at the WGC-Bridgestone tournament and that's to discuss some of the changes that we have been trying to get, i am still optimistic that we will change it, that we will change the points. I just don't know by how much. It's such a huge difference. I don't think the Ryder Cup would have been as successful if they had the Presidents Cup format.

  4. Jeff Pash:

    One thing that Commissioner Goodell is absolutely committed to is to upholding not only the reputation of the league but the reputation of the thousands of men who play in the league and who are good, hard-working, decent, law-abiding citizens.

  5. Tom Wolf:

    There has been no final decision regarding a renomination, colonel Brown will continue to serve as acting commissioner. There is no time limit on how long someone can serve in an acting role.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Commissioner#1#4177#10000

Translations for Commissioner

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • комисар, представителBulgarian
  • komisařCzech
  • kommissærDanish
  • Kommissar, Kommissionsmitglied, KommissarinGerman
  • erivolinikEstonian
  • کمیسرPersian
  • commissaireFrench
  • barrantaghManx
  • հանձնակատարArmenian
  • commissarioItalian
  • 위원Korean
  • gevolmachtigde, commissarisDutch
  • [[член]] [[комиссия, комисса́р, представи́тель, уполномо́ченный, представи́тельница, уполномоченныйRussian
  • kommissionärSwedish
  • kamishnaSwahili

Get even more translations for Commissioner »

Translation

Find a translation for the Commissioner definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Commissioner." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 22 Apr. 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Commissioner>.

Discuss these Commissioner definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for Commissioner? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    an attendant who carries the golf clubs for a player
    A exacerbate
    B gloat
    C huff
    D caddie

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Commissioner: