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 for County commissioners
From 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.
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              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.
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     2. An officer having charge of some department or bureau of
        the public service.
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              Herbert was first commissioner of the Admiralty.
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              The commissioner of patents, the commissioner of the
              land office, the commissioner of Indian affairs, are
              subordinates of the secretary of the interior.
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     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.]
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From 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.]
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     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.
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              Every county, every town, every family, was in
              agitation.                            --Macaulay.
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     3. A count; an earl or lord. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     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 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
     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.
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