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commissioner

Pronunciation: /kəˈmɪʃənər; kəˈmɪʃənə(r)/

Translation of commissioner in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 (commission member) comisionado, (masculine, feminine), miembro (masculine and feminine) de la comisión
    Example sentences
    • The traffic commissioner's office, once located in Talbot Road, Old Trafford, was moved to Yorkshire in 1997.
    • I will be most interested to see what role the commissioners will be carrying out.
    • The commissioner's role will be to receive and process complaints about judges, to identify those requiring a full investigation because they raise a question of removal of a judge.
    1.2 (of police) (British English/inglés británico) inspector, (masculine, feminine) jefe
    Example sentences
    • The commissioner of London's Metropolitan police force says more than 30 per cent of robberies and muggings involve mobile phones.
    • But since his wife, Desdemona, confesses straight away to the Metropolitan commissioner of police that she murdered her husband, there is not much in the way of narrative suspense.
    • Britain's top policeman, the Metropolitan Police commissioner, has warned an attack in London is both imminent and inevitable.
    1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) [Sport/Deporte] presidente, (masculine, feminine) ([ de una federación deportiva ]) the Commissioner of Baseball el presidente de la federación de béisbol
    Example sentences
    • He contends that in a misguided effort to promote baseball, the commissioner and owners have bent their sport out of shape.
    • Then, on his way to his office at Milwaukee's County Stadium, the baseball commissioner stopped to do a family errand.
    • Compared with commissioners in other pro sports who are hired by team owners, he has considerably more power in regard to competition.

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