commission

[ kuh-mish-uh n ]
/ kəˈmɪʃ ən /

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 confused

commission omission
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British Dictionary definitions for recommission

commission

/ (kəˈmɪʃən) /

noun

verb

Derived Forms

commissional 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 recommission

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 recommission

commission


see in commission; on commission; out of commission.

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