commission plan


noun

a system of municipal government in which all the legislative and executive powers of the city are concentrated in the hands of a commission.

Nearby words

  1. commissary,
  2. commission,
  3. commission for racial equality,
  4. commission house,
  5. commission merchant,
  6. commissionaire,
  7. commissioned officer,
  8. commissioner,
  9. commissioner for local administration,
  10. commissioner for oaths

Origin of commission plan

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for commission plan

commission plan

noun

(in the US) a system of municipal government that combines legislative and executive authority in a commission of five or six elected members
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