Meaning of commissioner

com•mis•sion•er

Pronunciation: (ku-mish'u-nur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person commissioned to act officially; member of a commission.
  2. a government official or representative in charge of a department or district: the police commissioner; the commissioner of a colony.
  3. an official chosen by an athletic association to exercise broad administrative or judicial authority: the baseball commissioner.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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