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Definitions of commission

  1. a task that has been assigned to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. place an order for Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of committing a crime Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a special group delegated to consider some matter; "A committe is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a group of representatives or delegates Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary); "he works on commission" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. put into commission; equip for service; of ships Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. charge with a task Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission. Newage Dictionary DB
  20. A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission. Newage Dictionary DB
  21. The acting under authority of, or on account of, another. Newage Dictionary DB
  22. The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city. Newage Dictionary DB
  23. The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere. Newage Dictionary DB
  24. To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer. Newage Dictionary DB
  25. To send out with a charge or commission. Newage Dictionary DB
  26. The entrusting of business to anyone; the act of doing or committing; a trust; a charge; the warrant by which anything is done; one or more persons appointed to perform certain specified duties; brokerage or allowance; a document conferring military or naval rank or authority; a body of persons empowered to act under public authority; as, this city is governed by a commission. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To empower; to send with authority; to confer military or naval rank or authority. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. In insurance the amount paid to an agent who secures, or places the policy; when it is a percentage on the first premium, it is called a brokerage; when it is a smaller percentage of a stipulated number of subsequent commissions, it is called a renewal commission. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  29. Act of committing: that which is committed: a writing conferring certain powers: authority: charge or fee to an agent, etc. for transacting business: one or more persons appointed to perform certain duties. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To give a commission to: to appoint. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Act of committing; writing conferring powers; authority; charge; something to be done for another; fee for transacting business; persons appointed to perform duties. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. To give a commission to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To give a commission to; appoint; empower; delegate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  34. The act of committing; a trust; charge. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. A document conferring rank or authority, or the rank or authority conferred. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A body of persons acting under public authority. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. Agency, or the compensation of an agent. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. The act of committing; the act of perpetrating; the act of entrusting; the thing entrusted or committed; power and authority given; a writing from proper authority, given to a person as his warrant for exercising certain powers, or the performance of any duty; a number of persons joined in an office or trust; the state of acting under authority in the purchase and sale of goods for another; allowance made to a factor, commission merchant, or other agent, for transacting business. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. To authorize; to give a commission to. To put a ship into commission, in the navy, to man and equip it for service. To put the great seal into commission, to place it in the hands of commissioners during the period that intervenes between the going out of one lord keeper and the accession of another. See Commit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. The act of doing or committing anything; the state of acting by authority for another; the fee allowed and paid to an agent for the sale of property or goods; one or more persons appointed to perform certain duties; a written warrant or authority for exercising certain powers; an order; authority given. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. To empower; to give authority to; to depute. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. kom-ish'un, n. act of committing: that which is committed: a writing conferring certain powers: authority: the percentage paid in a transaction to an active agent who usually incurs some pecuniary and always some moral responsibility: a body of persons appointed to perform certain duties: a warrant from the head of the state for holding various military offices, whether combatant or non-combatant.--v.t. to give a commission to: to empower: to send: to appoint.--ns. COMMIS'SION-AG'ENT, COMMIS'SION-MER'CHANT, a person employed to sell goods delivered to him by another (his principal), for a certain percentage--his commission or factorage; COMMISSIONAIRE', a messenger, or light porter: one employed about public places and hotels to undertake light commissions.--adj. COMMIS'SIONED.--ns. COMMIS'SIONER, one who holds a commission to perform some business: a member of a commission; COMMIS'SIONERSHIP.--COMMISSIONED OFFICER, one appointed by commission--in the navy, the officers from the lieutenant; in the army, from the ensign upwards. [From COMMIT.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  43. Command, instruction; authority, body of persons having authority, to act; c. of the peace, (authority given to) Justices of the Peace; on the c., having this; warrant conferring authority, esp. that of officers in the army and navy from lieutenant upwards; in c., (of persons) having delegated authority, (of an office) placed by warrant in charge of a body of persons instead of the constitutional administrator, (of ship of war) manned, armed, & ready for sea; entrusting of authority &c. to a person; charge, matter, entrusted to person to perform; authority to act as agent for another in trade, as have goods on c.; pay of a c.-agent, percentage on amount involved; committing (of crime &c.); c.-day, opening day of assizes, when judge\'s commission is read. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  44. Empower by commission; give (officer) command of ship; order (ship) for active service; give (artist &c.) a commission for piece of work. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  45. [L.] Authority from the sovereign, contained in a document, for the exercise of certain specified powers. Military commissions were until lately under the sign manual. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  46. n. [Latin] Act of committing or intrusting; —act of perpetrating; —legal warrant to execute some office, trust, or duty; —the power under such warrant; —the document which contains it; —a body appointed by the crown to investigate and report on some public matter; —the acting under authority of, or on account of, another; —the thing to be done as agent for another; —brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent. Cabinet Dictionary
  47. The act of entrusting any thing ; a trust, a warrant by which any trust is held; a warrant by which a military officer is constituted ; charge, mandate, office; act of committing a crime: fins of commission are distinguished from sins of omission : a number of people joined in a trust or office; the state of that which is intrusted to a number of joint officers, as the broad seal was put into commission ; the order by which a factor trades for another person. Complete Dictionary
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