\kəmˈɪʃən], \kəmˈɪʃən], \k_ə_m_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of COMMISSION
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- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
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- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
The act of doing or committing anything; the state of acting by authority for another; the fee allowed and paid to an agent for the sale of property or goods; one or more persons appointed to perform certain duties; a written warrant or authority for exercising certain powers; an order; authority given.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Oddity Software
The entrusting of business to anyone; the act of doing or committing; a trust; a charge; the warrant by which anything is done; one or more persons appointed to perform certain specified duties; brokerage or allowance; a document conferring military or naval rank or authority; a body of persons empowered to act under public authority; as, this city is governed by a commission.
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
The act of committing; the act of perpetrating; the act of entrusting; the thing entrusted or committed; power and authority given; a writing from proper authority, given to a person as his warrant for exercising certain powers, or the performance of any duty; a number of persons joined in an office or trust; the state of acting under authority in the purchase and sale of goods for another; allowance made to a factor, commission merchant, or other agent, for transacting business.
To authorize; to give a commission to. To put a ship into commission, in the navy, to man and equip it for service. To put the great seal into commission, to place it in the hands of commissioners during the period that intervenes between the going out of one lord keeper and the accession of another. See Commit.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
n. [Latin] Act of committing or intrusting; â€”act of perpetrating; â€”legal warrant to execute some office, trust, or duty; â€”the power under such warrant; â€”the document which contains it; â€”a body appointed by the crown to investigate and report on some public matter; â€”the acting under authority of, or on account of, another; â€”the thing to be done as agent for another; â€”brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent.
The act of entrusting any thing ; a trust, a warrant by which any trust is held; a warrant by which a military officer is constituted ; charge, mandate, office; act of committing a crime: fins of commission are distinguished from sins of omission : a number of people joined in a trust or office; the state of that which is intrusted to a number of joint officers, as the broad seal was put into commission ; the order by which a factor trades for another person.
By Thomas Sheridan
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