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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n commissioner a government administrator
    • n commissioner a member of a commission
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Commissioner 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 ."
    • Commissioner 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n commissioner One who commissions.
    • n commissioner A person having or included in a warrant of authority; one who has a commission or warrant from proper authority to perform some office or execute some business for the person, court, or government giving the commission.
    • n commissioner Specifically— In Great Britain, an officer having charge of some department of the public service which is put into commission. See to put in commission, under commission, n.
    • n commissioner A steward or private factor on an estate, who holds a power from his constituent to manage affairs with full authority.
    • n commissioner A commissionaire.
    • n commissioner One of the persons elected to manage the affairs of a police burgh or non-corporate town in Scotland, corresponding to a bailie or town-councilor in a corporate town.
    • n commissioner A betting-broker at a race-track.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Commissioner one who holds a commission to perform some business: a member of a commission
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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In literature:

Did you know Mr. Roosevelt when he was Police Commissioner?
"The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt" by Oliver Remey
The Commissioner isn't in at the moment.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
Police Graft," "New Commissioner Wants Police Shakeup.
"Spring Street" by James H. Richardson
Commissioner French lost no time in getting his men into shape at the rendezvous.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
The Resident Commissioner, though entitled to be present and speak at meetings, has no vote.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
A great number of emigrants, who had just come in again, were appointed commissioners.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. I" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
Both the United States marshal and the commissioner were away at the time.
"A Woman who went to Alaska" by May Kellogg Sullivan
The American commissioners responded that while they had ample powers to make a treaty, they had none to make a loan.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
He was what is called a commissioner, and he was coming to offer to act as their guide in seeing the town.
"Rollo on the Rhine" by Jacob Abbott
John Forsyth on the Peace Commissioners.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon

In poetry:

Not yet, not yet to interfere does England see occasion,
But treats our good commissioner with coolness and evasion;
Such coolness in the premises, that really 'tis refrigerant
To think that two long years ago she called us a belligerent.
"England's Neutrality" by John Reuben Thompson

In news:

Lee County Commissioner Frank Mann of Alva says there is good staff support for projects planned for the redevelopment of Lehigh, with the first starting on Homestead Rd.
Land planning, that perennial lightening-rod topic in Macon County, will likely shape if not outright dominate the upcoming campaign for three of the five county commissioner seats.
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (Ailsa Chang/WNYC).
The firehouse sat vacant for more than two years before the Port of Brownsville Commissioners voted to approve a kayak store for the second story May 25.
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano has told county commissioners that he won't follow new rules - 12:57 am.
Marshall County's budget faces a double whammy from a poor economy this spring as commissioners gather to write a spending plan based on lower revenues.
It could get costlier to do small-construction projects in Mecklenburg County if the county's Board of Commissioners decides Tuesday night to back proposals from the code enforcement department.
The Clayton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved an ordinance Tuesday revising the county's building-code regulations.
Representatives of the Building Department met with Muskingum County Commissioners to request a raise in revenue estimates for $375,000 to $450,000 for 2012.
Victims of the charlotte fire who lost their homes met with the Bannock County Commissioners on Wednesday, saying building permit s are turning into a huge obstacle when it comes to rebuilding their lives.
Redistricting mistake could change tallies in commissioners election.
Clerk of Commissioners Patrick Menges, at podium, speaks to the Board of Commissioners.
City commissioner Jeff Smith was voted down Monday after he asked commissioners to support assembling a committee to analyze the potential cost of relocating City Hall.
FARMINGTON — Claims of Davis County budget debt and six-figure county commissioner salaries did nothing to deter voters from giving incumbent Commissioner John Petroff Jr a second four-year term.
Lewis Blackburn is the incumbent in Ward 3, Drew Ritchie is the Ward 4 commissioner, and Todd Ging is commissioner in Ward 6.

In science:

The evaluation of the antennas has been carried out by the Antenna Evaluation Group (AEG), consisting of experienced “antenna integrators and commissioners” from both organizations, Associated Universities Incorporated (AUI)/National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO).
Evaluation of the ALMA Prototype Antennas
Many identity management systems implement at least part of these solutions, which is why the UK Information Commissioner has recognised Federated Access Management as a Privacy Enhancing Technology19 However, not all identity management systems do.
The Identity Crisis. Security, Privacy and Usability Issues in Identity Management
The emplacements of police officers have to be concealed from the criminals. The police commissioner ensures the above and acts as the aggregator to perform context summarization to all the details provided by the police officers.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The proposed PPP architecture is illustrated in Figure 1. The RFIDs of the police officers are registered to the Police Commissioner's database in prior.
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols
The attacker/criminal attempts to read the position of the nearby police officers. The police commissioner recognizes it as a nonregistered ID and replies by obfuscating the positions of the police officers in that zone (Location Privacy module).
Data Aggregation and Privacy for Police Patrols