n. A person who has a commission or warrant to perform some office, or execute some business, for the government, corporation, or person employing him; as, a commissioner to take affidavits or to adjust claims. An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service. A person having a commission, letters patent, or other lawful warrant, to examine any matters, or to execute any public office such as a commissioner of public safety in a city. Commissioner of deeds, an officer having authority to take affidavits, depositions, acknowledgment of deeds, etc., for use in the State by which he is appointed.
- County commissioners, certain administrative officers in some of the States, invested by local laws with various powers in reference to the roads, courthouses, financial matters, etc., of the county.