A person to whom a commission is directed by the government or I a court State v. Banking Co., 14 N. J. Law, ‘ 437; In re Canter, 40 Misc. Rep. 126, 81 N. Y. Supp. 338. In the governmental system of the United States, this term denotes an officer who is charged with the administration of the laws J relating to some particular subject-matter, or the management of some bureau or agency of the government. Such are the commissioners of education, of patents, of pensions, of fisheries, of the general landoffice, of 1/ Indian affairs, etc. ?

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