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TO COMMIT. To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Syhabout says, "Commis is what I've trained for my whole life."
Seaham Hall has appointed Callum MacGreggor and Chris Finnigan as commis chef and chef de partie patisserie respectively, while James Charlton is now commis chef at Louis' Restaurant in Jesmond, Newcastle.
Sur un total de 203 cas de violence enregistres durant cette periode allant de 1er septembre 2012 a fin juin 2013 le rapport indique que 105 cas de violence ont ete commis a l'interieur des ecoles contre 98 cas autour des etablissements scolaires.
Elle en avait commis neuf pour son premier match au 2e tour face a la modeste Sud-Africaine Chanelle Scheepers et dix au 3e tour contre la Russe Svetlana Kuznetsova, dans des matches en deux sets egalement.
Catering lecturer Tony Davies said: "To see a former student win the Best Commis Chef prize was unbelievable."
* Radisson Blu general manager Sally Hughes with new commis chef Gareth Crimmins at work in the kitchens
After completing the 12-week Speedy Chef programme last September at a placement in Six restaurant, Michael Pengelly from Northumberland, was offered a full-time position as commis chef.
Conrad Cairo celebrated this success in a team members gathering conveying a special thanks to the participant team members who contributed in the competition:* Gede Yadnya (Team Leader and Kamala Chef)* Mohamed Raouf (Jayda Commis 1 Chef)* Atija Kahalek (Felucca Commis 1 Chef)* Mostafa Lotfy ( Pastry Commis 2 Chef)* Mohammed Abdul Rahman (Felucca Supervisor)* Sameh Ibrahem (BQT Captain)* Hany Saber (Jayda Supervisor)* Mohamed Othman (Jayda Waiter)* Shehab Mahmoud (Steward )
AS a young commis chef at the Midland Hotel back in the '60s I was able to go to the Odeon and watch the old '60s package tours - to name a few, Beach Boys, Gene Pitney and Scott Walker.
The commis chef from Banchory, Aberdeenshire, will be with Ramsay in his restaurant in London.