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resident commissioner Syllabification: res·i·dent com·mis·sion·er

Definition of resident commissioner in English:


A delegate elected to represent a dependency, such as Puerto Rico, in the US House of Representatives. They are able to speak in the House and serve on committees, but may not vote.
Example sentences
  • Puerto Rico's lone representative to that body, a resident commissioner in the House, has voice but no vote except in committees.
  • The island is represented in the U.S House of Representatives by a resident commissioner, which for many years was a nonvoting position.
  • An elected resident commissioner represents the island in the U.S. Congress but has no vote.
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