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COMMISSION, n.

1. The act of committing, doing, performing, or perpetrating; as the commission of a crime.

2. The act of committing or sending to; the act of entrusting, as a charge or duty. Hence,

3. The thing committed, entrusted or delivered; letters patent, or any writing from proper authority, given to a person as his warrant for exercising certain powers, or the performance of any duty, whether civil, ecclesiastical, or military. Hence,

4. Charge; order; mandate; authority given.

He bore his great commission in his look.

5. By a metonymy, a number of persons joined in an office or trust.

6. The state of that which is entrusted, as the great seal was put into commission; or the state of being authorized to act or perform service, as a ship is put into commission.

7. In commerce, the state of acting under authority in the purchase and sale of goods for another. To trade or do business on commission, is to buy or sell for another by this authority. Hence,

8. The allowance made to a factor or commission-merchant for transacting business, which is a certain rate per cent. of the value of the goods bought or sold.

Commission of bankruptcy, is a commission issuing from the Chancellor in Great Britain, and in other countries, from some proper authority, appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alleged bankruptcy, and to secure the bankrupts lands and effects for the creditors.

Commission of lunacy, is a commission issuing from the court of chancery, to authorize an inquiry whether a person is a lunatic or not.

Commission-officer, in the army or navy, is an officer who has a commission, in distinction from subaltern officers.



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COMMISSION, n.

1. The act of committing, doing, performing, or perpetrating; as the commission of a crime.

2. The act of committing or sending to; the act of entrusting, as a charge or duty. Hence,

3. The thing committed, entrusted or delivered; letters patent, or any writing from proper authority, given to a person as his warrant for exercising certain powers, or the performance of any duty, whether civil, ecclesiastical, or military. Hence,

4. Charge; order; mandate; authority given.

He bore his great commission in his look.

5. By a metonymy, a number of persons joined in an office or trust.

6. The state of that which is entrusted, as the great seal was put into commission; or the state of being authorized to act or perform service, as a ship is put into commission.

7. In commerce, the state of acting under authority in the purchase and sale of goods for another. To trade or do business on commission, is to buy or sell for another by this authority. Hence,

8. The allowance made to a factor or commission-merchant for transacting business, which is a certain rate per cent. of the value of the goods bought or sold.

Commission of bankruptcy, is a commission issuing from the Chancellor in Great Britain, and in other countries, from some proper authority, appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alleged bankruptcy, and to secure the bankrupts lands and effects for the creditors.

Commission of lunacy, is a commission issuing from the court of chancery, to authorize an inquiry whether a person is a lunatic or not.

Commission-officer, in the army or navy, is an officer who has a commission, in distinction from subaltern officers.

COM-MIS'SION, n. [Fr. commission; It. commisione; Sp. comision; L. commissio, with a different application, from committo; con and mitto, to send.]

  1. The act of committing, doing, performing, or perpetrating; as, the commission of a crime.
  2. The act of committing or sending to; the act of intrusting, as a charge or duty. Hence,
  3. The thing committed, intrusted or delivered; letters patent, or any writing from proper authority, given to a person as his warrant for exercising certain powers, or the performance of any duty, whether civil, ecclesiastical, or military. Hence,
  4. Charge; order; mandate; authority given. He bore his great commission in his look. – Dryden.
  5. By a metonymy, a number of persons joined in an office or trust.
  6. The state of that which is intrusted; as, the great seal was put into commission; or the state of being authorized to act or perform service; as, a ship is put into commission.
  7. In commerce, the state of acting under authority in the purchase and sale of goods for another. To trade or do business on commission, is to buy or sell for another by his authority. Hence,
  8. The allowance made to a factor or commission merchant for transacting business, which is a certain rate per cent. of the value of the goods bought or sold. Commission of bankruptcy, is a commission issuing from the Chancellor in Great Britain, and in other countries, from some proper authority, appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alledged bankruptcy, and to secure the bankrupt's lands and effects for the creditors. Commission of lunacy, is a commission issuing from the court of chancery, to authorize an inquiry whether a person is a lunatic or not. Commission-officer, in the army or navy, is an officer who has a commission, in distinction from subaltern officers.

COM-MIS'SION, v.t.

  1. To give a commission to; to empower or authorize by commission. The president and senate appoint, but the president commissions. – United States.
  2. To send with a mandate or authority. A chosen band He first commissions to the Latian land. – Dryden.
  3. To authorize or empower. Note. Commissionate, in a like sense, has been used, but rarely.

Com*mis"sion
  1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.

    Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness.
    South.

  2. To give a commission to] to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.
  3. The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.
  4. To send out with a charge or commission.

    A chosen band
    He first commissions to the Latian land.
    Dryden.

    Syn. -- To appoint; depute; authorize; empower; delegate; constitute; ordain.

  5. The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.
  6. A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.

    Let him see our commission.
    Shak.

  7. A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.
  8. A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.

    A commission was at once appointed to examine into the matter.
    Prescott.

  9. The acting under authority of, or on account of, another.

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Commission

COMMISSION, noun

1. The act of committing, doing, performing, or perpetrating; as the commission of a crime.

2. The act of committing or sending to; the act of entrusting, as a charge or duty. Hence,

3. The thing committed, entrusted or delivered; letters patent, or any writing from proper authority, given to a person as his warrant for exercising certain powers, or the performance of any duty, whether civil, ecclesiastical, or military. Hence,

4. Charge; order; mandate; authority given.

He bore his great commission in his look.

5. By a metonymy, a number of persons joined in an office or trust.

6. The state of that which is entrusted, as the great seal was put into commission; or the state of being authorized to act or perform service, as a ship is put into commission

7. In commerce, the state of acting under authority in the purchase and sale of goods for another. To trade or do business on commission is to buy or sell for another by this authority. Hence,

8. The allowance made to a factor or commission-merchant for transacting business, which is a certain rate per cent. of the value of the goods bought or sold.

COMMISSION of bankruptcy, is a commission issuing from the Chancellor in Great Britain, and in other countries, from some proper authority, appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alleged bankruptcy, and to secure the bankrupts lands and effects for the creditors.

COMMISSION of lunacy, is a commission issuing from the court of chancery, to authorize an inquiry whether a person is a lunatic or not.

COMMISSION-officer, in the army or navy, is an officer who has a commission in distinction from subaltern officers.

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