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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.commissioning - 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
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Blandois calling to pay his respects, Mr Dorrit received him with affability as the friend of Mr Gowan, and mentioned to him his idea of commissioning Mr Gowan to transmit him to posterity.
Construction of the new flotation circuit has commenced and is expected to be ready for dry commissioning and testing by mid-September.
In short, commissioning helps ensure that you are actually getting what you pay for and that it's working exactly as it was designed.

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