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Definitions of commission:

part of speech: verb transitive

To give a commission to: to appoint.

part of speech: verb transitive

To empower; to send with authority; to confer military or naval rank or authority.

part of speech: verb

To empower; to give authority to; to depute.

part of speech: noun

The entrusting of business to anyone; the act of doing or committing; a trust; a charge; the warrant by which anything is done; one or more persons appointed to perform certain specified duties; brokerage or allowance; a document conferring military or naval rank or authority; a body of persons empowered to act under public authority; as, this city is governed by a commission.

part of speech: noun

Act of committing: that which is committed: a writing conferring certain powers: authority: charge or fee to an agent, etc. for transacting business: one or more persons appointed to perform certain duties.

part of speech: noun

The act of doing or committing anything; the state of acting by authority for another; the fee allowed and paid to an agent for the sale of property or goods; one or more persons appointed to perform certain duties; a written warrant or authority for exercising certain powers; an order; authority given.

part of speech: noun

the act of committing a crime

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In the R. Cath. Ch., a small crucifix, or a crucifix engraved on a plate, which used to be kissed by the priest and deacon, and passed on to the people in succession before leaving church; kiss of peace. ...

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