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.
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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.
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2. An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service.
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Herbert was first commissioner of the Admiralty.
Macaulay.
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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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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.]
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Com*mis`sion*naire"

(?; F. ?), n. [F., fr. L. commissio.] 1. An agent or factor; a commission merchant.
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2. One of a class of attendants, in some European cities, who perform miscellaneous services for travelers.
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