commission

[ kuh-mish-uh n ]
/ kəˈmɪʃ ən /
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noun

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. commish,
  2. commissaire,
  3. commissar,
  4. commissariat,
  5. commissary,
  6. commission for racial equality,
  7. commission house,
  8. commission merchant,
  9. commission plan,
  10. commissionaire

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 subcommission

subcommission

/ (ˈsʌbkəˌmɪʃən) /

noun

a committee of people answering to a larger commissionthe doping subcommission reported to the medical 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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Word Origin and History for subcommission
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Culture definitions for subcommission

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 subcommission

commission

see in commission; on commission; out of commission.

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