commission commission  /kə ˈmɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a special group delegated to consider some matter
  2. (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)
  3. (n) the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions
  4. (n) the state of being in good working order and ready for operation
  5. (n) a group of representatives or delegates
  6. (n) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
  7. (n) an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
  8. (n) the act of committing a crime
  9. (n) a special assignment that is given to a person or group
  10. (v) put into commission; equip for service; of ships
  11. (v) place an order for
  12. (v) charge with a task

Usage(s):

  1. Most of the commission should go to the salesperson, not the recruiters above her, said Robert L.
  2. The commission now requires members of its staff to visit any company it is not familiar with before approving a license application.
  3. The commission held seven full meetings from June to November and three public hearings.

News

  1. Nevada Commission On Tourism Expands To 15 Members

    The Nevada Commission on Tourism has grown. During the most recent legislative session Senate Bill 48 was approved, which revised the composition of the commission to include as nonvoting ex-officio members, the chairs of the boards that represent other
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

  2. Commission approves improvements/repairs on area buildings, parks

    The State of Wisconsin Building Commission has approved improvements, repair and maintenance on a number of state-owned buildings and areas.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: TMJ4 Milwaukee

  3. Commission to look into Ulster law enforcement

    KINGSTON — A new commission tasked to examine all law enforcement in Ulster County to find possible efficiencies was approved 13-7 by the Ulster County Legislature on Tuesday night.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Middletown Times Herald-Record

Quotes

  1. "In close collaboration with the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission, we have been in ongoing discussions with market participants, including through the weekend, to identify potential market vulnerabilities in the wake of an...
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: Ben Bernanke Source: Reuters

  2. "I am disappointed that the commission chose to bring this case based upon its enforcement staff's win-at-any-cost ambitions," Cuban said. "The staff's process was result-oriented, facts be damned."
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Mark Cuban Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I think it bears emphasis that the court's decision does not concern military commission trials, which will continue to proceed," Mukasey told reporters in Tokyo, where he was joining talks of justice ministers from the Group of Eight major...
    on Jun 12, 2008 By: Michael Mukasey Source: AFP

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subordinate subordinate
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