commission

commission
com|mis|sion1 W1S1 [kəˈmıʃən] n
[Date: 1300-1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin commissio, from commissus, past participle of committere; COMMIT]
1.)
a group of people who have been given the official job of finding out about something or controlling something
The Government set up a commission to investigate allegations of police violence.
commission on
the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
2.) [U and C]
an extra amount of money that is paid to a person or organization according to the value of the goods they have sold or the services they have provided
The dealer takes a 20% commission on the sales he makes.
on commission
He sold cosmetics on commission.
3.)
a request for an artist, designer, or musician to make a piece of art or music, for which they are paid
a commission from the Academy for a new sculpture
4.)
the position of an officer in the army, navy etc
5.) [U] formal
the commission of a crime is the act of doing it
6.) out of commission
a) not working or not available for use
One of the ship's anchors was out of commission.
b) informal ill or injured, and unable to work
7.) in commission
available to be used
The operating theatres will be back in commission next week.
commission 2
commission2 v
1.) [T]
to formally ask someone to write an official report, produce a work of art for you etc
The report was commissioned by the Welsh Office.
commission sb to do sth
Macmillan commissioned her to illustrate a book by Spike Milligan.
2.) be commissioned (into sth)
to be given an officer's rank in the army, navy etc
He was commissioned into the Royal Engineers.

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  • commission — [ kɔmisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; mot du Nord; lat. commissio, de committere → commettre I ♦ Didact. Charge, mandat. ⇒ attribution, délégation, mission. Donner une commission à qqn. Charger qqn d une commission. Exécuter, remplir une commission. 1 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • commission — COMMISSION. s. f. Fait, action, chose commise. En ce sens il n est guère d usage qu en cette phrase, Péché de commission. On l oppose à péché d omission. f♛/b] Il signifie aussi, Charge qu on donne à quelqu un de faire quelque chose. Commission… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • commission — Commission. s. f. v. Fait, action, chose commise. En ce sens il n a guere d usage qu en cette phrase, Peché de commission, qui s oppose à peché d obmission. Il signifie aussi, Charge qu on donne à quelqu un de faire quelque chose. Commission… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Commission — Com*mis sion, n. [F., fr. L. commissio. See {Commit}.] 1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating. [1913 Webster] Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness. South. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commission — com·mis·sion n 1: a formal written authorization to perform various acts and duties a notary s commission 2 a: authority to act for, in behalf of, or in place of another b: a task or matter entrusted to one as the agent for another 3 a: a group… …   Law dictionary

  • commission — Commission, Curatio, Delegatio, Mandatum, Epistalma. Commissions de la Cour, Mandata Curiae. Une commission en forme, Authoritas mandati subsignata. La commission de faire les enquestes des parties, Inquirendi prouincia. Bailler commission de… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Commission — may refer to: Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for services rendered Commission (document), a document given to commissioned officers. Commissioning, a process or service provided to validate the completeness and accuracy… …   Wikipedia

  • Commission — Com*mis sion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commissioned}; p. pr & vb. n. {Commissioning}.] 1. 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commission — [kə mish′ən] n. [ME & OFr < ML commissio, delegation of business (in L, a bringing together in a contest) < L commissus, pp. of committere: see COMMIT] 1. a) an authorization to perform certain duties or tasks, or to take on certain powers… …   English World dictionary

  • Commission I — is a body in the Indonesian legislature, the People s Representative Council. It has similar functions to both the Foreign Relations Committee and the Armed Services Committee in the United States Senate.The MPs in delegation of Commission I s… …   Wikipedia

  • commission — [n1] task, duty agency, appointment, authority, brevet, certificate, charge, consignment, delegation, deputation, diploma, embassy, employment, errand, function, instruction, legation, mandate, mission, obligation, office, permit, power of… …   New thesaurus

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