Associations to the word «Commission»


COMMISSION, noun. A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).
COMMISSION, noun. An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.
COMMISSION, noun. The thing to be done as agent for another.
COMMISSION, noun. A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function.
COMMISSION, noun. A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction.
COMMISSION, noun. The act of committing (e.g. a crime).
COMMISSION, verb. (transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.
COMMISSION, verb. (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.
COMMISSION, verb. (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship.
COMMISSION AGENT, noun. (legal) An agent entrusted with the possession of goods to be sold in the agent's name.
COMMISSION AGENT, noun. (legal) A merchant earning a commission by selling goods belonging to others.
COMMISSION BID, noun. A bid at an auction placed by the auctioneer on behalf of a bidder not present in the room up to a pre-agreed maximum.
COMMISSION DE BENE ESSE, noun. (legal) A commission appointed to take evidence by deposition where the deponent is unwilling or unable to come to court and the court cannot compel the witness/deponent.

Dictionary definition

COMMISSION, noun. A special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle.
COMMISSION, noun. 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".
COMMISSION, noun. The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions.
COMMISSION, noun. The state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission".
COMMISSION, noun. A group of representatives or delegates.
COMMISSION, noun. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury".
COMMISSION, noun. An official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces.
COMMISSION, noun. The act of committing a crime.
COMMISSION, noun. A special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message".
COMMISSION, verb. Put into commission; equip for service; of ships.
COMMISSION, verb. Place an order for.
COMMISSION, verb. Charge with a task.

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza