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.
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Just the hard-on before you shoot unarmed members of the public.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Three on-the-record stories from a family: a mother and her daughters who came from Phoenix.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
You just travel light with carry-on luggage, go to cities that you love, and get to hang out with all your friends.
It was a brick wall that we turned into the on-ramp of a highway.
Could the (thus far) timid trembling give way to a full-on, grand mal seizure?26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The great Mr. Abrahams had an unlimited commission to secure at any price, a long list of great works.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Under the pressing circumstances the military authorities pretended to be doing something there, and sent up a commission.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
I drew back from the rim of Writing-On-the-Stone, that set of whispered phrases echoing in my ears.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
Richard Cromwell's parliament dissolved by commission under the great seal, at the instance of Desborough.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
It stood first on the list of lines recommended p. 109for construction in the Report of the Allport Commission.