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Definition of "commissioner" []

  • A member of a commission. (noun)
  • A person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties. (noun)
  • A governmental official in charge of a department: a police commissioner. (noun)
  • Sports An official selected by an athletic association or league to exercise administrative or regulatory powers over it: a baseball commissioner. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "commissioner" in a sentence
  • "Though the title commissioner is a charged word for many in the sport, some believe it should and can happen."
  • "` ` I'm glad the commissioner is as capable of being changable as President Bush is on his policy in Iraq, '' Jackson joked, adding that if Stern ` ` doesn't give me a $25,000 fine, I'm all right. ''"
  • "The trouble with Selig as a commissioner is the conflict of interest with his Brewers ownership."