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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

At a car dealership, the person who sells the car is the hero, and also gets the commission. But if the mechanics don't service that car well, the customer won't return.
Roger Staubach

I have made the most profound apology in front of the Truth Commission and on other occasions about the injustices which were wrought by apartheid.
F. W. de Klerk

The omission of good is no less reprehensible than the commission of evil.
Plutarch

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
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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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