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Noun, Verb (transitive)


Noun commission has 9 senses

Verb commission has 3 senses


commissionn. [F., fr. L. commissio. See Commit.].
  •  The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.  [1913 Webster]
    "Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.  [1913 Webster]
    "Let him see our commission."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.  [1913 Webster]
    "A commission was at once appointed to examine into the matter."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The acting under authority of, or on account of, another.  [1913 Webster]
Commission of array. (Eng. Hist.) See under Array. -- Commission of bankruptcy, a commission appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alleged bankruptcy, and to secure the bankrupt's lands and effects for the creditors. -- Commission of lunacy, a commission authorizing an inquiry whether a person is a lunatic or not. -- Commission merchant, one who buys or sells goods on commission, as the agent of others, receiving a rate per cent as his compensation. -- Commission officer or Commissioned officer, (Mil.), one who has a commission, in distinction from a noncommissioned or warrant officer. -- Commission of the peace, a commission under the great seal, constituting one or more persons justices of the peace. [Eng.] -- on commission, paid partly or completely by collecting as a commision a portion of the sales that one makes. -- out of commission, not operating properly; out of order. -- To put a vessel into commission (Naut.), to equip and man a government vessel, and send it out on service after it has been laid up; esp., <-- to perform ? PCP --> the formal act of taking command of a vessel for service, hoisting the flag, reading the orders, etc. -- To put a vessel out of commission (Naut.), to detach the officers and crew and retire it from active service, temporarily or permanently. -- To put the great seal into commission or To put the Treasury into commission, 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. [Eng.] -- The United States Christian Commission, an organization among the people of the North, during the Civil War, which afforded material comforts to the Union soldiers, and performed services of a religious character in the field and in hospitals. -- The United States Sanitary Commission, an organization formed by the people of the North to coöperate with and supplement the medical department of the Union armies during the Civil War.
Syn. -- Charge; warrant; authority; mandate; office; trust; employment.
commissionv. t. 
  •  To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To send out with a charge or commission.  [1913 Webster]
    "A chosen band
    He first commissions to the Latian land.
Syn. -- To appoint; depute; authorize; empower; delegate; constitute; ordain.


commission, n. & v.
1 a the authority to perform a task or certain duties. b a person or group entrusted esp. by a government with such authority (set up a commission to look into it). c an instruction, command, or duty given to such a group or person (their commission was to simplify the procedure; my commission was to find him).
2 an order for something, esp. a work of art, to be produced specially.
3 Mil. a a warrant conferring the rank of officer in the army, navy, or air force. b the rank so conferred.
4 a the authority to act as agent for a company etc. in trade. b a percentage paid to the agent from the profits of goods etc. sold, or business obtained (his wages are low, but he gets 20 per cent commission). c the pay of a commissioned agent.
5 the act of committing (a crime, sin, etc.).
6 the office or department of a commissioner.
1 authorize or empower by a commission.
2 a give (an artist etc.) a commission for a piece of work. b order (a work) to be written (commissioned a new concerto).
3 Naut. a give (an officer) the command of a ship. b prepare (a ship) for active service.
4 bring (a machine, equipment, etc.) into operation.

commission-agent a bookmaker. commission of the peace 1 Justices of the Peace.
2 the authority given to them. in commission (of a warship etc.) manned, armed, and ready for service. out of commission (esp. of a ship) not in service, not in working order.
Royal Commission
1 a commission of inquiry appointed by the Crown at the instance of the Government.
2 a committee so appointed.
ME f. OF f. L commissio -onis (as COMMIT)



accomplishment, accredit, achievement, administration, allotment, allowance, appoint, assemblee, assembly, assign, assignation, assignment, at home, authorize, avails, ball, bicameral legislature, bid, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, board of aldermen, box office, brawl, budget, busywork, call on, call the signals, call upon, caucus, chamber of deputies, chare, charge, charter, chore, chunk, city board, city council, cobble, colloquium, command, commission, commissions, commit, committee, common council, completion, conclave, concourse, condition, conduct, congregation, congress, consign, contingent, conventicle, convention, convocation, council, court, credit, credits, cut, dance, darn, date, deal, declare, decree, delegate, delegation, deputation, depute, deputize, designate, designate an agent, destiny, detach, detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon, dictate, diet, direct, direction, discharge, dispatch, disposable income, dividend, dividends, do up, doctor, dole, duty, earned income, earnings, effectuation, eisteddfod, empower, enable, enactment, end, enjoin, entrust, equal share, errand, execution, exercise, fate, federal assembly, festivity, fete, fish to fry, fix, fix up, forgathering, forum, gains, gate, gate receipts, gathering, general assembly, get, get-together, give an order, give in charge, give the word, gross, gross income, gross receipts, half, halver, handling, helping, homework, house of assembly, housewarming, implementation, income, injunction, instruct, instruction, intake, interest, issue a command, issue a writ, job, job of work, labor, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislative chamber, legislature, levee, license, lot, lower chamber, lower house, make, make-work, management, mandate, matters in hand, measure, meed, meet, meeting, mend, mess, mission, modicum, moiety, name, national assembly, net, net income, net receipts, nominate, odd job, ordain, order, order about, output, overhaul, panel, parliament, part, party, patch, patch up, percentage, performance, perpetration, piece, piece of work, plenum, portion, post, precept, prescript, prescription, proceeds, proclaim, produce, profits, project, prom, promulgate, pronounce, proportion, provincial legislature, provincial parliament, put in commission, put in order, put in repair, put in shape, quantum, quorum, quota, rake-off, rally, ration, ready, recap, receipt, receipts, receivables, reception, recondition, rendezvous, repair, representative town meeting, retread, returns, revenue, royalties, royalty, rule, say the word, seance, segment, send out, service, session, set to rights, sew up, share, shindig, sit-in, sitting, slice, small share, soiree, soviet, stake, state assembly, state legislature, stint, stock, subcommittee, symposium, synod, take, take-in, takings, task, teaching, things to do, tinker, tinker up, town meeting, transaction, transfer, turnout, unearned income, unicameral legislature, upper chamber, upper house, warrant, work, yield




N business, occupation, employment, pursuit, what one is doing, what one is about, affair, concern, matter, case, matter in hand, irons in the fire, thing to do, agendum, task, work, job, chore, errand, commission, mission, charge, care, duty, part, role, cue, province, function, lookout, department, capacity, sphere, orb, field, line, walk, walk of life, beat, round, routine, race, career, office, place, post, chargeship, incumbency, living, situation, berth, employ, service, engagement, undertaking, vocation, calling, profession, cloth, faculty, industry, art, industrial arts, craft, mystery, handicraft, trade, exercise, work, avocation, press of business, businesslike, workaday, professional, official, functional, busy, on hand, in hand, in one's hands, afoot, on foot, on the anvil, going on, acting, in the course of business, all in one's day's work, professionally Adj, a business with an income at its heels, amoto quaeramus seria ludo, par negotiis neque supra.


N authority, influence, patronage, power, preponderance, credit, prestige, prerogative, jurisdiction, right, direction, government, divine right, dynastic rights, authoritativeness, absoluteness, absolutism, despotism, jus nocendi, jus divinum, mastery, mastership, masterdom, dictation, control, hold, grasp, grip, gripe, reach, iron sway, fangs, clutches, talons, rod of empire, commission, deputy, permission, at the head, dominant, paramount, supreme, predominant, preponderant, in the ascendant, influential, arbitrary, compulsory, stringent, at one's command, in one's power, in one's grasp, under control, in the name of, by the authority of, de par le Roi, in virtue of, under the auspices of, in the hands of, at one's pleasure, by a dash if the pen, by a stroke of the pen, ex mero motu, ex cathedra, from the chair, the gray mare the better horse, every inch a king.


N commission, delegation, consignment, assignment, procuration, deputation, legation, mission, embassy, agency, agentship, power of attorney, clerkship, surrogacy, errand, charge, brevet, diploma, exequatur, permit, appointment, nomination, designation, return, charter, ordination, installation, inauguration, investiture, swearing-in, accession, coronation, enthronement, vicegerency, regency, regentship, viceroy, consignee, deputy, agent, delegate, consignee, commissioned, per procurationem.

VB commission, delegate, depute, consign, assign, charge, intrust, entrust, commit, commit to the hands of, authorize, put in commission, accredit, engage, hire, bespeak, appoint, name, nominate, return, ordain, install, induct, inaugurate, swear in, invest, crown, enroll, enlist, give power of attorney to, employ, empower, set over, place over, send out, be commissioned, be accredited, represent, stand for, stand in the stead of, stand in the place of, stand in the shoes of.

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