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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  An  officer  having  charge  of  some  department  or  bureau  of 
  the  public  service. 
 
  Herbert  was  first  commissioner  of  the  Admiralty. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  commissioner  of  patents,  the  commissioner  of  the 
  land  office,  the  commissioner  of  Indian  affairs,  are 
  subordinates  of  the  secretary  of  the  interior. 
  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Commissioner  of  deeds},  an  officer  having  authority  to  take 
  affidavits,  depositions,  acknowledgment  of  deeds,  etc., 
  for  use  in  the  State  by  which  he  is  appointed.  [U.  S.] 
 
  {County  commissioners},  certain  administrative  officers  in 
  some  of  the  States,  invested  by  local  laws  with  various 
  powers  in  reference  to  the  roads,  courthouses,  financial 
  matters,  etc.,  of  the  county.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commissioner 
  n  1:  a  government  administrator 
  2:  a  member  of  a  commission 




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