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Definition 1: a special assignment that is given to a person or group - [noun denoting act]

Samples where commission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a confidential mission to London
  • his charge was deliver a message

Synonyms for commission in the sense of this definition

(commission is a kind of ...) a duty that you are assigned to perform (especially in the armed forces)

"hazardous duty"

(... is a kind of commission ) a fruitless mission

(... is a kind of commission ) an extremely dangerous or difficult mission

(... is a kind of commission ) killing or injuring others while annihilating yourself; usually accomplished with a bomb

Definition 2: the act of committing a crime - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for commission in the sense of this definition

(commission is a kind of ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Definition 3: the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for commission in the sense of this definition

(commission is a kind of ...) the act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant

(... is a kind of commission ) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

Definition 4: an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for commission in the sense of this definition

(commission is a kind of ...) a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts

(commission belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 5: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where commission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the judge's charge to the jury

Synonyms for commission in the sense of this definition

(commission is a kind of ...) an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(... is a kind of commission ) an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge

Definition 6: a special group delegated to consider some matter - [noun denoting group]

Samples where commission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours

Synonyms for commission in the sense of this definition

(commission is a kind of ...) a unit with administrative responsibilities

(... is a kind of commission ) a committee appointed to consider ethical issues

(... is a kind of commission ) a committee appointed to consider financial issues

(... is a kind of commission ) the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party

(... is a kind of commission ) committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates

(... is a kind of commission ) a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session

(... is a kind of commission ) a commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use

(... is a kind of commission ) a committee appointed to judge a competition

(... is a kind of commission ) in the Protestant Episcopal Church: a committee elected by the congregation to work with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church

(... is a kind of commission ) a committee to arrange the order of business for some larger (legislative) body

(... is a kind of commission ) a permanent committee

(... is a kind of commission ) a subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of commission ) a commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

(... is a kind of commission ) an independent and exclusive commission of nonpartisan statesmen and experts formed to investigate some important governmental issue

(... is a kind of commission ) a committee having supervisory powers

"the board has seven members"

(... is a kind of commission ) a commission delegated to supervise an election

(... is a kind of commission ) a commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views

(... is a kind of commission ) a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments

(... is a kind of commission ) a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river

(... is a kind of commission ) a parliamentary committee appointed for some special purpose

(commission is a member of ...) a member of a commission

(commission is a member of ...) a member of a committee

Definition 7: a group of representatives or delegates - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for commission in the sense of this definition

(commission is a kind of ...) a group of people who work together

(... is a kind of commission ) a mission serving diplomatic ends

(... is a kind of commission ) an ambassador and his entourage collectively

Definition 8: 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) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where commission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he works on commission

(commission is a kind of ...) a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services

Definition 9: the state of being in good working order and ready for operation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where commission or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put the ships into commission
  • the motor was out of commission

(commission is a kind of ...) the state of being in effect or being operative

"that rule is no longer in operation"

(commission is a kind of ...) grant authorization or clearance for

"Clear the manuscript for publication" "The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography"

(commission is a kind of ...) provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose

"The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"

(commission is a kind of ...) make a request for something

"Order me some flowers" "order a work stoppage"

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