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commission

n. 1) a fee paid based on a percentage of the sale made by an employee or agent, as distinguished from regular payments of wages or salary. 2) a group appointed pursuant to law to conduct certain government business, especially regulation. These include from the local planning or zoning commission to the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Federal Trade Commission.

commission

(Act), noun accomplishment, actualization, actuation, attainment, carrying out, completion, consummation, discharge, dispatch, doing, effecting, effectuation, enactment, enforcement, execution, exercise, exercising, fruition, fulfilment, implementation, inflicting, infliction, making, mandatum, operation, realization, transaction
Associated concepts: commission of crime

commission

(Agency), noun advisory group, appointed group, board, board of inquiry, body of commissioners, body of delegates, body of deputies, bureau, cabinet, consultants, convocation, council, delegation, deliberative group, embassy, executive committee, investigating committee, planning board, representatives, standing committee, trustees
Associated concepts: advisory body, Federal Trade Commission, Municipal Commission, Public Service Commission

commission

(Fee), noun allotment, allowance, bonus, compensation, consideration, defrayment, dividend, earnings, emolument, extra commensation, increment, interest, pay, pay-off, payment, percentage, percentage compensation, portion, proceeds, profit, recompense, reimbursement, remuneration, return, reward, salary, share of profits, stipend, wage
Associated concepts: broker's commission, commission merchant, compensation, fees, finder's commission, profits
See also: act, agency, allow, appoint, assign, assignment, authorize, bestow, board, brokerage, bureau, charge, command, commit, committee, constitute, delegate, delegation, deputation, designate, designation, detail, dictate, direction, discharge, duty, earnings, embassy, employ, employment, empower, engage, entrust, establish, hire, induct, infliction, instruction, interest, invest, let, mission, nominate, obligation, performance, permit, post, retain, share, task, transaction, undertaking, vest, warrant

COMMISSION, contracts, civ. law. When one undertakes, without reward, to do something for another in respect to a thing bailed. This term is frequently used synonymously with mandate. (q.v.) Ruth. Inst. 105; Halifax, Analysis of the Civil Law, 70. If the service the party undertakes to perform for another is the custody of his goods, this particular sort of, commission is called a charge.
     2. In a commission, the obligation on his part who undertakes it, is to transact the business without wages, or any other reward, and to use the same care and diligence in it, as if it were his own.
     3. By commission is also understood an act performed, opposed to omission, which is the want of performance of such an act; is, when a nuisance is created by an act of commission, it may be abated without notice; but when it arises from omission, notice to remove it must be given before it is abated. 1 Chit. Pr. 711. Vide Abatement of Nuisances; Branches; Trees.

COMMISSION, office. Persons authorized to act in a certain matter; as, such a matter was submitted, to the commission; there were several meetings before the commission. 4 B. & Cr. 850; 10 E. C. L. R. 459.

COMMISSION, crim. law. The act of perpetrating an offence. There are crimes of commission and crimes of omission.

COMMISSION, practice. An instrument issued by a court of, justice, or other competent tribunal, to authorize a person to take depositions, or do any other act by authority of such court, or tribunal, is called a commission. For a form of a commission to take. depositions, see Gresley, Eq. Ev. 72.

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They had seen the LIBERTY ASSUMED by a VERY FEW deputies from a VERY FEW States, convened at Annapolis, of recommending a great and critical object, wholly foreign to their commission, not only justified by the public opinion, but actually carried into effect by twelve out of the thirteen States.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
Yet, as you say, the money would save our commissions handsomely.
The messenger of Fortune had only executed a few unimportant commissions, such as saving a new bonnet from a shower of rain, etc.
Thus reasoning, I trotted away to the town, where I duly transacted my business, and performed various little commissions for my mother and Rose, with very laudable exactitude, considering the different circumstances of the case.
It is rather a longer spin, but I have one or two commissions.
The plot is bought and paid for--the final installment was made up, in part, out of my commissions from you.
Elinor's astonishment at this commission could hardly have been greater, had the Colonel been really making her an offer of his hand.
Lopo Gomez d'Abreu had made him an offer at Bazaim of fitting out three ships at his own expense, provided a commission could be procured him to cruise in the Red Sea.
Middle departed from the house mightily pleased with himself, and proud of his commission.
Wickham, who had returned with him the day before from town, and he was happy to say had accepted a commission in their corps.
But soon afterwards, Sir Edmund Andros, an officer of the English army, arrived, with a commission to be governor-general of New England and New York.

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