To put the great seal into commission
Related to To put the great seal into commission: The Great Seal of the United States
|to place it in the hands of a commissioner or commissioners during the abeyance of the ordinary administration, as between the going out of one lord keeper and the accession of another.|
See also: Commission
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.