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commission

 
Noun commission has 9 senses
  1. committee, commission - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
    --1 is a kind of administrative unit, administrative body
    --1 has members: commissioner; committee member
    --1 has particulars:
     Economic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commission; blue ribbon commission, blue ribbon committee; board; election commission; fairness commission; planning commission; conservancy; select committee; subcommittee; standing committee; steering committee; ethics committee, ethics panel; finance committee; politburo; political action committee, PAC; presidium, praesidium; zoning commission; jury, panel; vestry
  2. commission - a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary); "he works on commission"
    --2 is a kind of
    fee
  3. commission, commissioning - the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
    --3 is a kind of authorization, authorisation, empowerment
    --3 has particulars: mandate
  4. commission - the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"
    --4 is a kind of
    operation
    Derived form: verb commission1
  5. deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission - a group of representatives or delegates
    --5 is a kind of organization, organisation
    --5 has particulars: diplomatic mission; embassy
  6. commission, charge, direction - a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"
    --6 is a kind of command, bid, bidding, dictation
    --6 has particulars: misdirection
    Derived form: verb commission2
  7. commission, military commission - an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
    --7 is a kind of certificate, certification, credential, credentials
  8. perpetration, commission, committal - the act of committing a crime
    --8 is a kind of crime, law-breaking
    Derived form: verb commit1
  9. mission, charge, commission - a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
    --9 is a kind of assignment, duty assignment
    --9 has particulars:
     fool's errand; mission impossible; suicide mission, martyr operation, sacrifice operation
    Derived form: verb commission3
Verb commission has 3 senses
  1. commission - put into commission; equip for service; of ships
    --1 is one way to
    equip, fit, fit out, outfit
    Derived form: noun commission4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. commission - place an order for
    --2 is one way to
    order
    Derived form: noun commission6
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something from somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
  3. commission - charge with a task
    --3 is one way to
    authorize, authorise, pass, clear
    Derived forms: noun commission9, noun commissioner1, noun commissioning1
    Sample sentence:
    They commission him to write the letter
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