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.
2.An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service.
Herbert was first commissioner of the Admiralty.
- Macaulay.
The commissioner of patents, the commissioner of the land office, the commissioner of Indian affairs, are subordinates of the secretary of the interior.
- Bartlett.
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.
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.
Noun1.commissioner - a government administrator
2.commissioner - a member of a commission

COMMISSIONER, officer. One who has a lawful commission to execute a public office. In a more restricted sense it is one who is authorized to execute. a particular duty, as, commissioner of the revenue, canal commissioner. The term when used in this latter sense is not applied, for example, to a judge. There are commissioners, too, who have no regular commissions and derive their author from the elections held by the people. County commissioners, in Pennsylvania, are officers of the latter kind.

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