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  Definition of commission
  1. a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"
  2. the act of committing a crime
  3. the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
  4. an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
  5. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge''s charge to the jury"
  6. a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  7. a group of representatives or delegates
  8. 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"
  9. the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"
  10. charge with a task
  11. put into commission; equip for service; of ships
  12. place an order for
Similar Words: mission, charge, perpetration, committal, commissioning, military commission, direction, committee, deputation, delegation, delegacy

 

Hyponyms: fool's errand, mission impossible, suicide mission, martyr operation, sacrifice operation, mandate, misdirection, 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, diplomatic mission, embassy

 

Derivational Morphology: appoint, charge, saddle, burden, perpetrate, commit, pull, entrust, intrust, trust, confide, delegate, depute, designate, assign, mission, commissioner, commissioning, direction

 

 
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