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Definition of Commission

Commission

  1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.
  2. The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.
  3. The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.
  4. A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.
  5. A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.
  6. A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.
  7. The acting under authority of, or on account of, another.
  8. The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city.
  9. The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere.
  10. 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.
  11. To send out with a charge or commission.

Commission Quotations

Well, this is an unfortunate part of the UN institution. It's the - the theater of the absurd. It doesn't only cast Israel as the villain; it often casts real villains in leading roles: Gadhafi's Libya chaired the UN Commission on Human Rights; Saddam's Iraq headed the UN Committee on Disarmament.
Benjamin Netanyahu

I often find myself worrying about celebrities. It's an entirely caring thing; it's not like the people who commission those photographs with cruel arrows to go on the covers of the celebrity magazines. The photographs show botched plastic surgery, raging eczema, weight gain and horrible clothes for maximum schadenfreude.
Peter York

In October 1920 I went to Leeds as Reader in English Language, with a free commission to develop the linguistic side of a large and growing School of English Studies, in which no regular provision had as yet been made for the linguistic specialist.
J. R. R. Tolkien

No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes. On the contrary, whatever the punishment, once a specific crime has appeared for the first time, its reappearance is more likely than its initial emergence could ever have been.
Hannah Arendt

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
Benjamin Harrison
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Commission Translations

commission in Afrikaans is opdrag, kommissie
commission in Dutch is commissie, opdracht, boodschap
commission in French is commissionnons, commissionnent, commissionnez
commission in German is Kommission {f}, Anzahlung {f}, Auftrag {m}
commission in Italian is commissione
commission in Latin is mandatum
commission in Norwegian is oppdrag
commission in Swedish is kommission, provision, fullmakt, uppdrag
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