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2 entries found for commission.
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Main Entry: 1com·mis·sion
Pronunciation: kschwa-primarystressmish-schwan
Function: noun
1 a : an order granting the power to perform various acts or duties b : a certificate that gives military rank and authority; also : the rank and authority so given
2 a : authority to act as agent for another b : a matter entrusted to an agent
3 : a group of persons directed to perform some duty
4 : an act of committing <commission of a theft>
5 : a fee paid to an agent or employee for taking care of a piece of business <a 5% sales commission>
- in commission : in use or ready for use <put a ship in commission>
- out of commission
1 : out of service or use
2 : out of working order <the doorbell was out of commission>

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