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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Commissioner \Com*mis"sion*er\, n. 1. 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. [1913 Webster] To another address which requested that a commission might be sent to examine into the state of things in Ireland, William returned a gracious answer, and desired the Commons to name the commissioners. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service. [1913 Webster] Herbert was first commissioner of the Admiralty. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] The commissioner of patents, the commissioner of the land office, the commissioner of Indian affairs, are subordinates of the secretary of the interior. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster] 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. [U. S.] 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. [U. S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

County \Coun"ty\ (koun"t[y^]), n.; pl. Counties (-t[i^]z). [F. comt['e], fr. LL. comitatus. See Count.] 1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; -- called also a shire. See Shire. [1913 Webster] Every county, every town, every family, was in agitation. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 3. A count; an earl or lord. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster] County commissioners. See Commissioner. County corporate, a city or town having the privilege to be a county by itself, and to be governed by its own sheriffs and other magistrates, irrespective of the officers of the county in which it is situated; as London, York, Bristol, etc. [Eng.] --Mozley & W. County court, a court whose jurisdiction is limited to county. County palatine, a county distinguished by particular privileges; -- so called a palatio (from the palace), because the owner had originally royal powers, or the same powers, in the administration of justice, as the king had in his palace; but these powers are now abridged. The counties palatine, in England, are Lancaster, Chester, and Durham. County rates, rates levied upon the county, and collected by the boards of guardians, for the purpose of defraying the expenses to which counties are liable, such as repairing bridges, jails, etc. [Eng.] County seat, a county town. [U.S.] County sessions, the general quarter sessions of the peace for each county, held four times a year. [Eng.] County town, the town of a county, where the county business is transacted; a shire town. [1913 Webster]