English - Etymology
From Old French commission, from Latin commissio (“sending together; commission”), from prefix com- (“with”), + noun of action missio (“sending”), from perfect passive participle missus (“sent”), from the verb mittō, + noun of action suffix -io.
English - Pronunciation
- IPA(key): /kəˈmɪʃən/
- Rhymes: -ɪʃən
English - Noun
- A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).
- An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.
- The thing to be done as agent for another.
A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function.
- the European Commission; the Electoral Commission; the Federal Communications Commission
- The company's sexual harassment commission made sure that every employee completed the on-line course.
- A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction.
- The act of committing (e.g. a crime).
English - Verb
(transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.
- 2012, August 1. Owen Gibson in Guardian Unlimited, London 2012: rowers Glover and Stanning win Team GB's first gold medal
- (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.
- (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship.
French - Noun
- Persian: کمیسیون (komisiyon)