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commissioner

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A purchaser of services or goods—e.g., a primary care trust—which commissions specialist mental health services on behalf of those living in the PCT’s catchment area or district, based on its allocation of money. Services may be commissioned from the NHS or the voluntary or private sector.
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There is no respect in these days - not even when a Commissioner Sahib comes to see me.
a great man, and a Commissioner for Northern Lights
The book is the Report of the Royal Commissioners on The Laws of Marriage.
Thus, I say, I was limited from marriage, what offer might soever be made me; and I had not one friend to advise with in the condition I was in, least not one I durst trust the secret of my circumstances to, for if the commissioners were to have been informed where I was, I should have been fetched up and examined upon oath, and all I have saved be taken away from me.
We hope to have, before long, a board of fact, composed of commissioners of fact, who will force the people to be a people of fact, and of nothing but fact.
Rowan, Commissioner of Police, Scotland Yard: I've found the bank robber, Phileas Fogg.
Then it was that Carmack, his brother-in-law, Skookum Jim, and Cultus Charlie, another Indian, arrived in a canoe at Forty Mile, went straight to the gold commissioner, and recorded three claims and a discovery claim on Bonanza Creek.
Woodford, Resident Commissioner of the British Solomons.
The Commissioner was on board the Makembo, returning from Sydney, and by his permission a stop was made at Ugi to land a missionary.
A FOOLISH Fellow who had been told that he was a great man believed it, and got himself appointed a Commissioner to the Interasylum Exposition of Preserved Idiots.
AN ex-Legislator asked a Most Respectable Citizen for a letter to the Governor recommending him for appointment as Commissioner of Shrimps and Crabs.
On the 12th of January, 1893, I was seventeen, and the 20th of January I signed before the shipping commissioner the articles of the Sophie Sutherland, a three topmast sealing schooner bound on a voyage to the coast of Japan.

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