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n. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating. The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed. The duty or employment entrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge. A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.


 - A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.


 - A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.


 - (Com.) (a) The acting under authority of, or on account of, another. (b) The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city. (c) The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere.


 - Commission of array. (Eng. Hist.) See under Array.


 - Commission of bankruptcy, a commission appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alleged ...

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