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English definition of “commissioner”


noun [C]     /kəˈmɪʃənər/ GOVERNMENT
an official in charge of a government department or other organization : The EU's budget commissioner said the behaviour of member states had to change . a police commissioner
a member of a commission : Some commissioners complained of being inadequately informed .
(Definition of commissioner noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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