The definition of a commission is an order or direction.(noun)
An example of commission is the requirement that a certain group of soldiers head to a specific location to perform specific tasks.
Commission means to send on a mission or make an order.(verb)
An example of commission to require government workers to follow specific guidelines.
See commission in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr < ML commissio, delegation of business (in L, a bringing together in a contest) < L commissus, pp. of committere: see commit
See commission in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English commissioun
Origin: , from Latin commissiō, commissiōn-
Origin: , from commissus
Origin: , past participle of committere, to entrust; see commit.
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