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From Latin commissio, sending together or commission, from prefix com-, with, + noun of action missio, sending, from perfect passive participle missus, sent, from verb mittō, send, + noun of action suffix -io
- A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).
- It was James Bond's commission to defeat the bad guys.
- An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.
- David received his commission after graduating from West Point.
- A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function. Eg: The European Commission, The Electoral Commission, The Federal Communications Commission.
- The company's sexual harassment commission made sure that every employee completed the on-line course.
- A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction. Eg: Reseller commission, Finder's fee.
- The real-estate broker charged a four percent commission for their knowledge on bidding for commercial properties; for their intellectual perspective on making a formal offer and the strategy to obtain a mutually satisfying deal with the seller in favour of the buyer .
- the act of committing (e.g. a crime)
- the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism
Third person singular
- (transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.
- James Bond was commissioned with recovering the secret documents.
- (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.
- He commissioned a replica of the Mona Lisa for his living room, but the painter gave up after six months.
- (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship.
- The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1944, during WWII.
commission f. (plural commissions)
- Commission (fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction).
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