verb (used with object)
- 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
Related Words for commissionedinstruct, crown, dispatch, constitute, select, send, charge, deputize, bespeak, empower, enable, bid, enroll, consign, entrust, inaugurate, induct, appoint, hire, engage
Examples from the Web for commissioned
Contemporary Examples of commissioned
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.The Restaurant, Flask, And Photography Worthy of The Macallan Whisky
December 16, 2014
I knew only that the hit was commissioned; the man who took the contract was a specialist.A Million Ways to Die in Prison
December 8, 2014
He commissioned singer-songwriter Bob Dorough to set the multiplication tables to a rock music song.Schoolhouse Rock: A Trojan Horse of Knowledge and Power
September 6, 2014
Historical Examples of commissioned
Nor is it possible you should be commissioned to treat me thus.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
He had sold an article and had been commissioned to do an interesting job.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Lady Delacour commissioned Miss Portman to go to any price she pleased.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
I was commissioned by the king to apprehend the Earl of Huntingdon.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
As recognition of my ability I was commissioned to write the book 'God's Anointed.'City of Endless Night
- 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
Word Origin for commission
mid-14c., "authority entrusted to someone," from Latin commissionem (nominative commissio) "delegation of business," noun of action from past participle stem of committere (see commit). Meaning "body of persons charged with authority" is from late 15c.
1660s, from commission (n.). Related: Commissioned; commissioning.
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.
see in commission; on commission; out of commission.