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 Meanings and Examples of COMMISSIONER
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commissioner
 n.  person authorized by a commission to perform certain duties; member of a commission
Classic Sentence:
1  Vincent, the Austrian commissioner, Alava, the Spanish commissioner, who were present at the battle in the English staff, thought the Duke lost.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—THE PLATEAU OF MONT-SAINT-JEAN
2  He had taken the purse to the police commissioner of the quarter, as a lost article placed by the finder at the disposal of claimants.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER III—M. MABEUF
3  The government of the unreconstructed South was thus put very largely in the hands of the Freedmen's Bureau, especially as in many cases the departmental military commander was now made also assistant commissioner.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
4  I remember the day I rode horseback out to the commissioner's house with a pleasant young white fellow who wanted the white school.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In IV
5  Now, for a week, he was commissioner general of Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
6  Very soon the whole authority of the commissioners came to be centred in Appius, owing to the favour in which he was held by the commons.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XL.
7  The President might also appoint assistant commissioners in the seceded States, and to all these offices military officials might be detailed at regular pay.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
8  The Bureau invited continued cooperation with benevolent societies, and declared: "It will be the object of all commissioners to introduce practicable systems of compensated labor," and to establish schools.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
9  Forthwith nine assistant commissioners were appointed.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In II
10  Why, Ashley Wilkes and his father told Pa just last week that our commissioners in Washington would come to--to--an--amicable agreement with Mr. Lincoln about the Confederacy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
11  We hope to have, before long, a board of fact, composed of commissioners of fact, who will force the people to be a people of fact, and of nothing but fact.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
12  Colbert had the commissioners of provinces and the parliaments make as many convicts as possible.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—A BIT OF HISTORY
Example Sentence:
1  After the recent outbreak of fires in private homes, the fire commissioner ordered that all combustible materials be kept in safe containers.
2  There is, said the external relations commissioner, a lot of broken crockery on the floor, and we're going to have to work hard to put the pieces together again.
3  After his retirement, the former police commissioner found it difficult to abnegate authority.
4  “Today's charges demonstrate the Competition Bureau's resolve to stop cartel activity in Canada,” John Pecman, interim commissioner of competition, said in a statement.
5  The London police force is headed by a commissioner.
6  The commissioners agreed to restart talks as soon as possible.
7  The commissioners had exclusive jurisdiction to decide.