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  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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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. Sonya Sceats:

    Sri Lankan torture survivors in treatment with us are adamant that they cannot trust a purely domestic process and will take comfort from the High Commissioner's warning that there must not be a replay of past broken promises, any process that fails to win the confidence of survivors, including from the Tamil minority, is doomed to fail and may set back the common cause of reconciliation.

  2. Anne Bayefsky:

    Those who welcome this U.N. intervention should be aware that their comments … can be added to a long list of anti-American outbursts, like the former U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights questioning the legality of killing of Usama bin Laden.

  3. Jack Drescher:

    They did the work of apologizing but they did not say the words, if the police commissioner of New York City could do it, why couldn't we do something similar?

  4. Patricia Brigham:

    Thats not fair to the men and women who work in local law enforcement. Its certainly not fair to law-abiding citizens who would be affected by this, and I think Lake County needed to hear us stand up and say, weve got Commissioner Josh Blake back. FLORIDA GUN OWNERS, LAWYERS REACT TO LAKE COUNTYS SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY RESOLUTION Those trying to prevent Gun Violence say lax gun laws wont cut it in a state that has seen some of Americas deadliest mass shootings. The Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando left 49 dead. ( Elina Shirazi) We need to be preventing these shootings, not making it easier for dangerous people to use firearms they are concerned about the gun-grabbing, is what they are calling [ it ], what they should be concerned about is our rampant gun violence which is happening almost daily in this country.

  5. Kevin Catalina:

    We're really better at these investigations than we've ever been, and it's really Commissioner (William) Bratton's mantra from the beginning: 'I want people to collaborate and I want people to work together,' and we've been very successful.

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Translations for commissioner

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  • 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

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