commissioner

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From Anglo-Norman commissionaire, from Medieval Latin commissiōnārius. Doublet of commissionaire. See commission.

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commissioner (plural commissioners)

  1. A member of a commission.
  2. Someone commissioned to perform certain duties.
  3. An official in charge of a government department, especially a police force.
  4. Someone who commissions something.
    • 2018, Elena Cooper, Art and Modern Copyright: The Contested Image (page 164)
      [] the 'private nature' of commissioned pictures, particularly portraits, was frequently mentioned as the justification for two types of proposal: the ownership of painting copyright by the commissioner, or ownership of painting copyright by the artist []

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