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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.

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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That said, under the commissionaire arrangement, the foreign principal does not become liable for taxes on local profits in the country where the sales occur, because the commissionaire acts in its own name without legally binding the foreign principal to those sales.
Near the beginning, as James Bond arrives in Kingston, he has a meeting with a diplomat who calls in the commissionaire of police, by the name of Duff, to report on the double murder that has summoned Bond to Jamaica.
In Pareidolia (Commissionaire with Flowers Version), for example, a magazine clipping with the image of a bearded man wielding a floral bouquet has been affixed to the rough center of a sheet of board spotted with blobs of paint, each of which is surrounded by a greasy halo.
Landlords at some larger buildings try to strike a balance between old and new, placing the uniformed Commissionaire in front of a bank of monitors and joy sticks controlling the movement of their surveillance cameras.
He subsequently settled in Coventry and for 38 years worked as a commissionaire at the Standard Motor Company.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-30 June 2004-Lipponen will not be a candidate for the commissionaire post(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD
importers to foreign intangible rights holders (e.g., for trademark, design, advertising, commissionaire or distribution rights).
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The commissionaire saw me looking at it and said: "What a player he was, Monster.
Kids went in the aisles, cinema staff to cope with new A manager would wear a full tuxedo to work complete with dicky-bow while his right-hand man, the commissionaire, wore a full-length frock-coat with brass buttons and war medals.

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