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com·mis·sion

 (kə-mĭsh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.
b. The authority so granted.
c. The matter or task so authorized: Investigation of fraud was their commission.
d. A document conferring such authorization.
2.
a. A public board or administrative body: The Federal Trade Commission investigates false advertising.
b. often Commission A ruling council within the Mafia that adjudicates family disputes and regulates family activities.
3. The act of committing or perpetrating: the commission of a crime.
4. A fee or percentage allowed to a sales representative or an agent for services rendered.
5.
a. An official document issued by a government, conferring on the recipient the rank of a commissioned officer in the armed forces.
b. The rank and powers so conferred.
tr.v. com·mis·sioned, com·mis·sion·ing, com·mis·sions
1. To grant a military commission to.
2.
a. To grant authority for (something to be made or done); place an order for: commission a new symphony for the festival.
b. To authorize or engage (someone to do something): commission an architect to design a building. See Synonyms at authorize.
3. To put (a ship) into active service.
Idioms:
in commission
1. In active service. Used of a ship.
2. In use or in usable condition.
on commission
With a sales commission serving as full or partial recompense for the work done: sells boats on commission.
out of commission
1. Not in active service. Used of a ship.
2. Not in use or working condition.

[Middle English commissioun, from Latin commissiō, commissiōn-, from commissus, past participle of committere, to entrust; see commit.]

com·mis′sion·a·ble adj.
com·mis′sion·al adj.

commission

(kəˈmɪʃən)
n
1. a duty or task committed to a person or group to perform
2. authority to undertake or perform certain duties or functions
3. a document granting such authority
4. (Military) military
a. a document conferring a rank on an officer
b. the rank or authority thereby granted
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a group of people charged with certain duties: a commission of inquiry.
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a government agency or board empowered to exercise administrative, judicial, or legislative authority. See also Royal Commission
7. (Commerce)
a. the authority given to a person or organization to act as an agent to a principal in commercial transactions
b. the fee allotted to an agent for services rendered
8. the state of being charged with specific duties or responsibilities
9. the act of committing a sin, crime, etc
10. something, esp a sin, crime, etc, that is committed
11. (Military) good working condition or (esp of a ship) active service (esp in the phrases in or into commission, out of commission)
12. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) US the head of a department of municipal government
vb
13. (tr) to grant authority to; charge with a duty or task
14. (Military) (tr) military to confer a rank on or authorize an action by
15. (Nautical Terms) (tr) to equip and test (a ship) for active service
16. to make or become operative or operable: the plant is due to commission next year.
17. (tr) to place an order for (something): to commission a portrait.
[C14: from Old French, from Latin commissiō a bringing together, from committere to commit]
comˈmissional, comˈmissionary adj

com•mis•sion

(kəˈmɪʃ ən)

n.
1. the act of committing or giving in charge.
2. an authoritative order, charge, or direction.
3. authority granted for a particular action or function.
4. a document granting such authority.
5. a document conferring authority issued by the president of the U.S. to officers in the military services and by state governments to justices of the peace, etc.
6. the position or rank of an officer in any of the armed forces.
7. a group of persons authoritatively charged with particular functions: a parks commission.
8. a task or matter committed to one's charge; official assignment: The architect received a commission to design an office building.
9. the act of committing or perpetrating a crime, error, etc.
10. something that is committed.
11. authority to act as agent for another or others in commercial transactions.
12. a sum or percentage allowed to agents, sales representatives, etc., for their services.
v.t.
13. to give a commission to.
14. to authorize; send on a mission.
15. to order (a warship, military command, etc.) into readiness for active duty.
16. to give a commission or order for: to commission a painting for the lobby.
Idioms:
in (or out of) commission,
a. in (or not in) service.
b. in (or not in) operating order.
c. Also, into commission. (of a ship) in condition for active naval service.
[1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin commissiō commencement of a contest < committ(ere) (see commit)]
com•mis′sion•a•ble, adj.
com•mis′sion•al, adj.
com•mis′sive, adj.
com•mis′sive•ly, adv.

commission

1. To put in or make ready for service or use, as to commission an aircraft or a ship.
2. A written order giving a person rank and authority as an officer in the armed forces.
3. The rank and the authority given by such an order. See also constitute.

Commission

 in the United Kingdom, a committee or advisory body created by Royal Warrant to conduct a special enquiry; in the United States, a committee, advisory board, or governmental department.

commission


Past participle: commissioned
Gerund: commissioning

Imperative
commission
commission
Present
I commission
you commission
he/she/it commissions
we commission
you commission
they commission
Preterite
I commissioned
you commissioned
he/she/it commissioned
we commissioned
you commissioned
they commissioned
Present Continuous
I am commissioning
you are commissioning
he/she/it is commissioning
we are commissioning
you are commissioning
they are commissioning
Present Perfect
I have commissioned
you have commissioned
he/she/it has commissioned
we have commissioned
you have commissioned
they have commissioned
Past Continuous
I was commissioning
you were commissioning
he/she/it was commissioning
we were commissioning
you were commissioning
they were commissioning
Past Perfect
I had commissioned
you had commissioned
he/she/it had commissioned
we had commissioned
you had commissioned
they had commissioned
Future
I will commission
you will commission
he/she/it will commission
we will commission
you will commission
they will commission
Future Perfect
I will have commissioned
you will have commissioned
he/she/it will have commissioned
we will have commissioned
you will have commissioned
they will have commissioned
Future Continuous
I will be commissioning
you will be commissioning
he/she/it will be commissioning
we will be commissioning
you will be commissioning
they will be commissioning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been commissioning
you have been commissioning
he/she/it has been commissioning
we have been commissioning
you have been commissioning
they have been commissioning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been commissioning
you will have been commissioning
he/she/it will have been commissioning
we will have been commissioning
you will have been commissioning
they will have been commissioning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been commissioning
you had been commissioning
he/she/it had been commissioning
we had been commissioning
you had been commissioning
they had been commissioning
Conditional
I would commission
you would commission
he/she/it would commission
we would commission
you would commission
they would commission
Past Conditional
I would have commissioned
you would have commissioned
he/she/it would have commissioned
we would have commissioned
you would have commissioned
they would have commissioned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commission - a special group delegated to consider some mattercommission - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
administrative body, administrative unit - a unit with administrative responsibilities
Economic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commission - a commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
blue ribbon commission, blue ribbon committee - an independent and exclusive commission of nonpartisan statesmen and experts formed to investigate some important governmental issue
board - a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
election commission - a commission delegated to supervise an election
fairness commission - a commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views
planning commission - a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments
conservancy - a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
select committee - a parliamentary committee appointed for some special purpose
subcommittee - a subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose
standing committee - a permanent committee
steering committee - a committee to arrange the order of business for some larger (legislative) body
ethics committee, ethics panel - a committee appointed to consider ethical issues
finance committee - a committee appointed to consider financial issues
politburo - the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
PAC, political action committee - committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates
praesidium, presidium - a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session
zoning commission - a commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use
jury, panel - a committee appointed to judge a competition
vestry - in the Protestant Episcopal Church: a committee elected by the congregation to work with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church
commissioner - a member of a commission
committee member - a member of a committee
2.commission - 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"
fee - a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
3.commission - the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
empowerment, authorisation, authorization - the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
mandate - the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
4.commission - the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"
operation - the state of being in effect or being operative; "that rule is no longer in operation"
5.commission - a group of representatives or delegatescommission - a group of representatives or delegates
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
diplomatic mission - a mission serving diplomatic ends
embassy - an ambassador and his entourage collectively
6.commission - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
bid, bidding, command, dictation - an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
misdirection - an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
7.commission - an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forcescommission - an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
certificate, credential, credentials, certification - a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
8.commission - the act of committing a crime
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
9.commission - a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
assignment, duty assignment - a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces); "hazardous duty"
fool's errand - a fruitless mission
mission impossible - an extremely dangerous or difficult mission
martyr operation, sacrifice operation, suicide mission - killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb
Verb1.commission - put into commission; equip for service; of ships
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
2.commission - place an order for
order - make a request for something; "Order me some flowers"; "order a work stoppage"
3.commission - charge with a task
authorize, authorise, clear, pass - grant authorization or clearance for; "Clear the manuscript for publication"; "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

commission

verb
1. appoint, order, contract, select, engage, delegate, nominate, authorize, empower, depute You can commission them to paint something especially for you.
noun
1. duty, authority, trust, charge, task, function, mission, employment, appointment, warrant, mandate, errand She approached him with a commission to write the screen play for the film.
2. fee, cut, compensation, percentage, allowance, royalties, brokerage, rake-off (slang) He got a commission for bringing in new clients.
3. committee, board, representatives, commissioners, delegation, deputation, body of commissioners The authorities have been asked to set up a commission to investigate the murders.

commission

noun
An assignment one is sent to carry out:
verb
To give authority to:
Translations
أمْر، مُهِمَّهبَراءَهعُمُولَةعُمولَه، سَمْسَرَهلَجْنَه مُنْتَدَبَه
jmenovací dekretkomisepověřenípověřitprovize
kommissionprovisionbestallingbestillingblive forfremmet til officer
toimeksianto
narudžba
jutalékvizsgálóbizottság
láta fá skipunarbréfnefndpöntunskipa; fela á hendurskipunarbréf
制作依頼
의뢰
durininkaskomisaraskomisijakomisiniai pinigainaudojamas
iecelt amatākomisijakomisijas naudalīgumdarbspasūtījums
komisiamenovací dekrétmenovať dôstojníkompoverenieprovízia
provision
งานที่ได้รับสั่งให้ทำ
komisyonresmî yetki belgesirütbesiparişsipariş vermek
tác phẩm đặt mua

commission

[kəˈmɪʃən]
A. N
1. (= committee) → comisión f
commission of inquirycomisión f investigadora
2. (= order for work, esp of artist) → comisión f
3. (for salesman) → comisión f
to sell things on commission or on a commission basisvender cosas a comisión
I get 10% commissionme dan el 10 por ciento de comisión
4. (Mil) (= position) → graduación f de oficial; (= warrant) → nombramiento m
5. (= use, service) → servicio m
to put into commissionponer en servicio
to be out of commissionestar fuera de servicio
to put out of commissioninutilizar
to take out of commissionretirar del servicio
6. [of crime] → perpetración f
B. VT
1. [+ artist etc] → hacer un encargo a; [+ picture] → encargar, comisionar (esp LAm); [+ article] → encargar
to commission sb to do sthencargar a algn que haga algo
2. (Mil) [+ officer] → nombrar; [+ ship] → poner en servicio
commissioned officeroficial mf
C. CPD commission agent Ncomisionista mf

commission

[kəˈmɪʃən]
n
(= money) [salesperson] → commission f
I get 10% commission → je reçois une commission de 10%
to work on commission → travailler à la commission
Salesmen work on commission → Les représentants travaillent à la commission.
(= order for work of art) → commande f
(MILITARY) [officer] → commandement m
(= group, committee) → commission f
to be out of commission [machine] → être hors service
vt
(MILITARY) [+ soldier, pilot, sailor] → nommer (à un commandement)
[+ work of art] → commander
to commission sb to do sth → charger qn de faire qch
to commission sth from sb → commander qch à qn

commission

n
(= committing)Begehen nt (form)
(for building, painting etc) → Auftrag m
(Comm) → Provision f; on commission, on a commission basisauf Provision(sbasis); to work on commissionauf Provisionsbasis arbeiten; to charge commission (bank etc) → eine Kommission berechnen
(Mil) → Patent nt
(= special committee)Kommission f, → Ausschuss m; commission of inquiryUntersuchungskommission for -ausschuss m
(Naut, fig: = use) to put into commissionin Dienst stellen; to take out of commissionaus dem Verkehr ziehen; in/out of commissionin/außer Betrieb
(form: = task, errand) → Erledigung f; I was given a commission to recruit new membersich wurde (damit) beauftragt, neue Mitglieder zu werben
the (EC) Commissiondie EG-Kommission
vt
personbeauftragen; book, paintingin Auftrag geben; to commission somebody to do somethingjdn damit beauftragen, etw zu tun
(Mil) sbzum Offizier ernennen; officerernennen
shipin Dienst stellen; power station etcin Betrieb nehmen; commissioning ceremonyEröffnungszeremonie f

commission

[kəˈmɪʃn]
1. n
a. (order for work, esp of artist) → incarico
b. (for salesman) → commissione f, provvigione f
to sell on commission → vendere a provvigione
I get 10% commission → ricevo il 10% sulle vendite
c. (committee) → commissione f
commission of inquiry (Brit) → commissione f d'inchiesta
d. (Mil) to get one's commissionricevere la nomina ad ufficiale
e. out of commission (machine) → fuori uso (Naut) → in disarmo
2. vt
a. (expert, consultant, artist) to commission sb to do sthincaricare qn di fare qn
to commission sth from sb (work of art) → commissionare qc a qn
b. (Mil) → nominare ufficiale

commission

(kəˈmiʃən)
1. money earned by a person who sells things for someone else.
2. an order for a work of art. a commission to paint the president's portrait.
3. an official paper giving authority, especially to an army officer etc. My son got his commission last year.
4. an official group appointed to report on a specific matter. a commission of enquiry.
verb
1. to give an order (especially for a work of art) to. He was commissioned to paint the Lord Mayor's portrait.
2. to give a military commission to.
comˌmissioˈnaire (-ˈneə) noun
a doorkeeper in uniform. the commissionaire at the cinema.
comˈmissioner noun
a representative of the government in a district or department.
in/out of commission
in, or not in, a usable, working condition.

commission

عُمُولَة zakázka kommission Auftrag παραγγελία cometido, comisión toimeksianto commission narudžba commissione 制作依頼 의뢰 opdracht oppdrag prowizja comissão заказанная работа provision งานที่ได้รับสั่งให้ทำ komisyon tác phẩm đặt mua 委任

commission

n. comisión, encargo.
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Thus Jaffrey Pyncheon's inward criminality, as regarded Clifford, was, indeed, black and damnable; while its mere outward show and positive commission was the smallest that could possibly consist with so great a sin.
So, one fine morning I ascended the flight of granite steps, with the President's commission in my pocket, and was introduced to the corps of gentlemen who were to aid me in my weighty responsibility as chief executive officer of the Custom-House.
They were drovers and stock raisers, who had come from far states, and brokers and commission merchants, and buyers for all the big packing houses.
The Commission charged with the ex- amination of candidates for posts in the army came with the king to the Valley, whereas they could have transacted their business just as well at home.
In his later years, at different times, he was secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, marshall and recorder of deeds of the District of Columbia, and United States Minister to Haiti.
Might he be trusted with the commission, what infinite pleasure should he have in executing it
You, Miss Dashwood, would give a general commission for every new print of merit to be sent you--and as for Marianne, I know her greatness of soul, there would not be music enough in London to content her.
I cannot commission you to fetch help," he said; "but you may help me a little yourself, if you will be so kind.
He had been expelled the militia regiment in which he once held a commission.
Lorry and Miss Pross, while engaged in the commission of their deed and in the removal of its traces, almost felt, and almost looked, like accomplices in a horrible crime.
When I had taken this commission on myself prospectively, Mr.
could you commission any friend of yours to bring me a pair, of you've no further use for 'em?

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