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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

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

The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.
Jose Ramos-Horta

Already renewable energy advocates are noting that the 42 miles of above-ground right-of-way between Yosemite and the city could be fitted with enough solar panels to generate at least 40 megawatts per year - a proposal the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission has never seriously considered because they currently aren't required to do so.
Matt Gonzalez

One of the most important secret societies of the 20th century is called the Round Table. It is based in Britain with branches across the world. It is the Round Table that ultimately orchestrates the network of the Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
David Icke

Prayer is commission. Out of the quietness with God, power is generated that turns the spiritual machinery of the world. When you pray, you begin to feel the sense of being sent, that the divine compulsion is upon you.
E. Stanley Jones
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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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