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commission

[ kuh-mish-uhn ]
/ kəˈmɪʃ ən /
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noun
verb (used with object)

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Idioms about commission

Origin of commission

1300–50; Middle English (<Anglo-French ) <Latin commissiōn- (stem of commissiō) a committing. See com-, mission, commit

OTHER WORDS FROM commission

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commission

commission , omission
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British Dictionary definitions for commission

commission
/ (kəˈmɪʃən) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of commission

commissional or commissionary, adjective

Word Origin for commission

C14: from Old French, from Latin commissiō a bringing together, from committere to commit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for commission

commission

A fee paid to a broker or other financial agent for negotiating a sale. The fee is based on a percentage of the sale price.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with commission

commission

see in commission; on commission; out of commission.

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