Commisioner instead of client

I’ve tried for a long time to find an English equivalent of the word oppdragsgiver to describe the person/group/organization that is commissioning a job.

The word commissioner came up in a talk in a quote by John Morgan, and it is actually quite fitting.

The term client is too laden and is difficult, in Norwegian the term kunde is its equivalent. Client impies a very commercial relationship, usually one of buying a thing or service. This not always true of the kind of a relationship we as practitioners form with a commissioner. That realtionship can be more akin to a collaboration, of sailing together.

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