- a person commissioned to act officially; member of a commission.
- a government official or representative in charge of a department or district: the police commissioner; the commissioner of a colony.
- an official chosen by an athletic association to exercise broad administrative or judicial authority: the baseball commissioner.
Origin of commissioner
Examples from the Web for commissioner
Contemporary Examples of commissioner
The commissioner—no idea how or whether applicants were screened for racial biases.The Only Way to End Police Violence
December 5, 2014
At that meeting, Rice told the Commissioner that he had hit Mrs. Rice in the elevator.The $44 Million Teflon Don of the NFL
November 30, 2014
“He was definitely taken by surprise,” Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan later said.Killer Eric Frein Held in Murdered Cop’s Cuffs
October 31, 2014
Hey, bands, can you help NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell out?Rich People Want You to Work for Free
October 20, 2014
She was hired to do some work by the NFL after visiting the commissioner in his office in 2011.Can This SVU Crime Fighter Save the NFL?
September 26, 2014
Historical Examples of commissioner
He was a commissioner, or a board, or a trustee, 'or something.'Little Dorrit
He was also commissioner of insolvents during 1837 and 1838.Cleveland Past and Present
The commissioner now proceeded to his own affairs, and to the business of his visit.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
During the same year he was made Supreme Court Commissioner.
It is not my fault; I am fit for nothing but a commissioner.The Pirate and The Three Cutters
Word Origin and History for commissioner
early 15c., "one appointed by a commission," from Anglo-French commissionaire, from Medieval Latin commissionarius, from commissionem (see commission (n.)). Meaning "member of a commission" is from 1530s.