A person to whom a commission is directed by the government or a court. A person with a commission. An officer who is charged with the administration of the laws relating to some particular subjectmatter, or the management of some bureau or agency of the government. Member of a commission or board. Specially appointed officer of court. The administrative head of an organized professional sport. In the commission form of municipal government, the term is applied to any of the several officers constituting the commission

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