Definition of Commission

1. Noun. A special group delegated to consider some matter. "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours"

2. Verb. Put into commission; equip for service; of ships.
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit

3. Noun. 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"
Generic synonyms: Fee

4. Verb. Place an order for.
Generic synonyms: Order

5. Noun. The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions.
Exact synonyms: Commissioning
Generic synonyms: Authorisation, Authorization, Empowerment
Specialized synonyms: Mandate
Derivative terms: Commissioner

6. Verb. Charge with a task. "They Commission him to write the letter"
Generic synonyms: Authorise, Authorize, Clear, Pass
Derivative terms: Commissioner, Commissioning

7. Noun. The state of being in good working order and ready for operation. ; "The motor was out of commission"
Generic synonyms: Operation

8. Noun. A group of representatives or delegates.
Exact synonyms: Delegacy, Delegation, Deputation, Mission
Generic synonyms: Organisation, Organization
Specialized synonyms: Diplomatic Mission, Embassy
Derivative terms: Commissioner, Delegate, Depute, Missioner

9. Noun. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something. "The judge's charge to the jury"
Exact synonyms: Charge, Direction
Generic synonyms: Bid, Bidding, Command, Dictation
Specialized synonyms: Misdirection
Derivative terms: Charge, Charge, Commissioner

10. Noun. An official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces.

11. Noun. The act of committing a crime.

12. Noun. A special assignment that is given to a person or group. "His charge was deliver a message"

Definition of Commission

1. n. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Commission

1. Noun. A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something). ¹

2. Noun. An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers. ¹

3. Noun. A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function. Eg: The European Commission, The Electoral Commission, The Federal Communications Commission. ¹

4. Noun. A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction. Eg: Reseller commission, Finder's fee. ¹

5. Noun. the act of committing (e.g. a crime) ¹

6. Noun. The name of a service provided to validate the completeness and accuracy of a project or venture. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship. ¹

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Definition of Commission

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Commission

commission de bene esse
commission on professional and hospital activities
commission plan
commissioned military officer
commissioned naval officer
commissioned officer
commissioned officers

Literary usage of Commission

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1912)
"As secretary of the commission I inquired into the reason, and was informed that the committee of the congress had decided that unless the report of the ..."

2. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"ond Commission is taken out, he cannot, unless there are very special circumstances, have any property whatever; and the circumstance, that the second is a ..."

3. Transactions by European Orthodontic Society, Lina Oswald, Northern Ohio Dental Society, Ossory Archaeological Society, Wentworth Historical Society, Society of Automobile Engineers (1911)
"The commission came into official existence in 1906, owing, ... The first meeting of the commission, for organization, took place at London in 1906, ..."

4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Labor, United States Office of Education (1908)
"Any vacancy occurring upon the commission from any cause shall be filled by appointment ... A majority of said commission shall constitute a quorum for the ..."

5. The Encyclopædia of Pleading and Practice: Under the Codes and Practice Acts by William Mark McKinney, Thomas Johnson Michie (1896)
"In some jurisdictions the commission is issued by the clerk, ... Waiver of Commission,—Л stipulation waiving all objections to the form of taking a ..."

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