Idioms about commission
- in service.
- in operating order: A great deal of work will be necessary to put this car in commission again.
- Also into commission. Navy. (of a ship) manned and in condition for or ordered to active service.
- not in service: Telephone lines were out of commission for several days after the storm.
- not in operating order: Sorry, but I can't bake cupcakes for you while the stove is out of commission.
Origin of commission
OTHER WORDS FROM commission
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH commissioncommission , omission
How to use commission in a sentence
On Friday, the initial eight members selected at random to be part of the San Diego County Redistricting Commission will meet and select the remaining six members of the commission.Morning Report: Turning Border Sewage Into Local Water|Voice of San Diego|November 20, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Pelletier announced his resignation last week, citing a change of direction at the commission as his reason for leaving.Maine Governor Won’t Fund Reforms for Public Defense Agency Without Accountability|by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor|November 11, 2020|ProPublica
They’ll still have the governor’s mansion to push back on any GOP-led changes to the independent commission.Where Democrats will be locked out of power in redistricting battles next year|Amber Phillips|November 11, 2020|Washington Post
After the commission ordered Google to cease its anticompetitive behavior, Google offered companies such as Foundem the chance to bid for ad space in the Google Shopping bar.Europe fined Google nearly $10 billion for antitrust violations, but little has changed|Jeanne Whalen|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Voters approved a constitutional amendment creating a bipartisan commission to draw congressional and legislative maps.Election 2020: Winners and losers from Virginia, Maryland and D.C.|Robert McCartney|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
Was it your wife Helena in the Keane painting you commissioned?
For Big Eyes, you commissioned a pair of songs by Lana Del Rey.
Testino was commissioned to create a unique piece of work inspired by the six pillars that define The Macallan.
I knew only that the hit was commissioned; the man who took the contract was a specialist.
Activist group Stop Street Harassment commissioned a national US study of 2,000 participants.
Ney was fortunate in that he had not to spend long years as a non-commissioned officer with no obvious future before him.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
With a part of the dollar given her by "the man from the Norf," she had commissioned Ted to buy her a ring in Jacksonville.
Tim Biggs had been commissioned by Eloise to take her note to Mrs. Amy, together with the chairs.
Commissioned with the sale of Aigues, when General de Montcornet became wearied with developing his property.
He was in friendly relations with Derville, the attorney, who commissioned him with a sort of half-pay for Colonel Chabert.
British Dictionary definitions for commission
- a document conferring a rank on an officer
- the rank or authority thereby granted
- the authority given to a person or organization to act as an agent to a principal in commercial transactions
- the fee allotted to an agent for services rendered
Derived forms of commissioncommissional or commissionary, adjective
Word Origin for commission
Cultural definitions for 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.
Other Idioms and Phrases with commission
see in commission; on commission; out of commission.