board of commissioners


board of commissioners
: a county administrative board in many states of the United States consisting usually of three, five, or seven elected county commissioners

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the administrative body of a county in many U.S. states, esp. in the South and the West, having from two to seven elected members. Cf. board of supervisors.

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