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Dictionary definition for: Commission

1. (n) a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

2. (v) put into commission; equip for service; of ships

3. (n) 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"

4. (v) place an order for

5. (n) the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

6. (v) charge with a task

7. (n) the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission" "the motor was out of commission"

8. (n) a group of representatives or delegates

9. (n) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge''s charge to the jury"

10. (n) an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces

11. (n) the act of committing a crime

12. (n) a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London" "his charge was deliver a message"

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