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Noun: commission  ku'mi-shun
  1. A special group delegated to consider some matter
    "a commission is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours";
    - committee
     
  2. A fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received, collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    "he works on commission"
     
  3. The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
    - commissioning
     
  4. The state of being in good working order and ready for operation
    "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"
     
  5. A group of representatives or delegates
    - deputation, delegation, delegacy, mission
     
  6. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
    "the judge's commission to the jury";
    - charge, direction
     
  7. (military) an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
    - military commission
     
  8. The act of committing a crime
    - perpetration, committal
     
  9. A special assignment that is given to a person or group
    "a confidential commission to London";
    - mission, charge
Verb: commission  ku'mi-shun
  1. Put into commission; equip for service; of ships
     
  2. Place an order for
     
  3. Charge with a task

Derived forms: commissions, commissioning, commissioned

Type of: administrative body, administrative unit, assignment, authorisation [Brit], authorise [Brit], authorization, authorize, bid, bidding, bona fides, certificate, certification, clear, command, credential, credentials, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], dictation, duty assignment, empowerment, equip, fee, fit, fit out, law-breaking, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US], operation, order, organisation [Brit], organization, outfit, pass

Encyclopedia: Commission, Great