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A person charged with the management or direction of a board, a court, or a government agency.

A commissioner has the power and responsibility to administer laws or rules that relate to a specific subject matter over which he or she has authority. Generally, he or she is appointed specially, as in the case of a commissioner of court.

See: caretaker, deputy, functionary, incumbent


2 a lawyer in Scotland appointed to take evidence out of court.

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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In an interview with Radyo Inquirer on Wednesday, Bautista said he wants to find out if the claim made by Commissioner Rowena Guanzon that she, along with Commissioners Christian Robert Lim and Luie Tito Guia, will not participate in running the village polls to focus on cases pending in their division, is indeed true.

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