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noun 
  1. A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).
It was James Bond's to defeat the bad guys.
  1. An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.
David received his after graduating from West Point.
  1. A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function. Eg: The European Commission, The Electoral Commission, The Federal Communications Commission.
The company's sexual harassment made sure that every employee completed the on-line course.
  1. A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction. Eg: Reseller commission, Finder's fee.
The real-estate broker charged a four percent for their knowledge on bidding for commercial properties; for their intellectual perspective on making a formal offer and the strategy to obtain a mutually satisfying deal with the seller in favour of the buyer .
Translations: 
  • German: AbschluíŸprí¤mie , AbschluíŸprovision , Provision
  • Dutch: afsluitprovisie , afsluitpremie , commissie
  • French: commission
    1. French, commission , commission d'agent immobilier , courtage
      (trans-mid)
    2. Spanish: comisión
      (trans-bottom)
verb 
  1. (transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.
James Bond was commissioned with recovering the secret documents.
  1. (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.
He commissioned a replica of the Mona Lisa for his living room, but the painter gave up after six months.
  1. (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship.
The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1944, during WWII.
Translations: 
  • German: in Dienst stellen, in Betrieb nehmen
    (trans-bottom)
Etymology: From Latin commissio, sending together or commission, from prefix com-, with, + noun of action missio, sending, from perfect passive participle missus, sent, from verb mittere, send, + noun of action suffix -io


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