commission


commission
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
b) a document giving such authorization
2. authority to act in behalf of another
3. that which a person is authorized to do for another
4. the state of being authorized to perform certain duties or tasks
5. an entrusting, as of power and authority, to a person or body
6. the act of committing or doing; perpetration, as of a crime
7.
a) a group of people officially appointed to perform specified duties
b) an administrative agency of the government with quasi-judicial and quasi-legislative powers
c) a type of municipal governing body: see COMMISSION PLAN
8. a fee or a percentage of the proceeds paid to a salesperson, broker, etc., either in addition to, or in lieu of, wages or salary
9. Mil.
a) an official certificate conferring rank; specif., a document issued by the government, making one a commissioned officer in the U.S. armed forces
b) the rank or authority conferred
vt.
1. to give a commission to
2. to give power or authority to; authorize
3. to give an order for (a thing to be made or done)
4. to put (a vessel) into service
SYN.- AUTHORIZE
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in commission
1. entrusted to commissioners
2. in use
3. in fit condition for use
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out of commission
1. not in use
2. not in fit condition for use

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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