What does the word commission mean?

Usage examples for commission

  1. Go and invite the Barbarina and the painter Pesne, and commission him to paint a life- size picture of the fair one. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  2. She was even more upset than I when we discovered that our telephone was out of commission. – Lonesome Town by Ethel and James Dorrance
  3. She sent him a commission. – Jacqueline, Complete by (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009