From Latin commissio (“sending together; commission”), from prefix com- (“with”), + noun of action missio (“sending”), from perfect passive participle missus (“sent”), from the verb mittō, + noun of action suffix -io.
commission (plural commissions)
- A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).
- It was James Bond's commission to defeat the bad guys.
- An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.
- David received his commission after graduating from West Point.
- A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function. Eg: The European Commission, The Electoral Commission, The Federal Communications Commission.
- The company's sexual harassment commission made sure that every employee completed the on-line course.
- A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction. Eg: Reseller commission, Finder's fee.
- The real-estate broker charged a four percent commission for their knowledge on bidding for commercial properties; for their intellectual perspective on making a formal offer and the strategy to obtain a mutually satisfying deal with the seller in favour of the buyer .
- the act of committing (e.g. a crime)
- the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism
- The name of a service provided to validate the completeness and accuracy of a project or venture.
- At the end of the school renovation project, Independent Commissioning Consulting, LLC will commission the buildings energy management system to ensure its functionality and conformance to the school districts specifications.
- (transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.
- James Bond was commissioned with recovering the secret documents.
- 2012, August 1. Owen Gibson in Guardian Unlimited, London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal
- Stanning, who was commissioned from Sandhurst in 2008 and has served in Aghanistan, is not the first solider to bail out the organisers at these Games but will be among the most celebrated.
- (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.
- He commissioned a replica of the Mona Lisa for his living room, but the painter gave up after six months.
- (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship.
- The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1944, during WWII.
commission f (plural commissions)
- Commission (fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction).