commission

[ kuh-mish-uh n ]
/ kəˈmɪʃ ən /
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noun

verb (used with object)

Idioms

Origin of commission

1300–50; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin commissiōn- (stem of commissiō) a committing. See com-, mission, commit
Related forms
Can be confusedcommission omission
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British Dictionary definitions for on commission

commission

/ (kəˈmɪʃən) /

noun

verb

Derived Formscommissional or commissionary, adjective

Word Origin for commission

C14: from Old French, from Latin commissiō a bringing together, from committere to commit
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Culture definitions for on 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.

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Idioms and Phrases with on commission (1 of 2)

on commission


Making money based on sales or services rendered, as in Real estate agents rarely get a salary; they work largely on commission. This use of the noun commission, which generally refers to a percentage of the total price, dates from the early 1700s.

Idioms and Phrases with on commission (2 of 2)

commission


see in commission; on commission; out of commission.

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