commission

Part of speech: verb

To give a commission to; appoint; empower; delegate.

Part of speech: noun

The act of committing; a trust; charge.

Part of speech: noun

A document conferring rank or authority, or the rank or authority conferred.

Part of speech: noun

A body of persons acting under public authority.

Part of speech: noun

Agency, or the compensation of an agent.

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Usage examples "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", Louise Muhlbach.
  2. She was even more upset than I when we discovered that our telephone was out of commission. - "Lonesome Town", Ethel and James Dorrance.
  3. She sent him a commission. - "Jacqueline, Complete", (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon Last Updated: March 3, 2009.