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Synonyms for commission

an assignment one is sent to carry out

Synonyms for commission

a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)

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the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

the state of being in good working order and ready for operation

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a group of representatives or delegates

a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces

put into commission

place an order for

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charge with a task

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You told me you took only a commission," was Saxon's accusation.
Natty, who seemed pleased with the frank address of the young and beauteous Elizabeth, who had so singularly intrusted him with such a commission, returned the bright smile with which she had addressed him, by his own peculiar mark of mirth, and moved across the snow toward the spot whence the sounds of boisterous mirth proceeded, with the long strides of a hunter.
Fanny, William must not forget my shawl if he goes to the East Indies; and I shall give him a commission for anything else that is worth having.
A commission which, if you carry it out well," said he, "will be worth a marechal's baton to you.
On taking up his commission he set himself to acquire the utmost perfection in knowledge of the service, and very soon became a model officer, though still with the same fault of ungovernable irascibility, which here in the service again led him to commit actions inimical to his success.
The commission of inquiry was already at work; having begun its investigations on December 6.
The labours of the insurance commission had come to an end--the report had been received from Venice on that day.
Dunster is charged with a very important diplomatic commission.
That pursuit, which in another might perhaps be justly called beneficent, is, in me, a dear and cherished duty; though why a commission should be demanded or needed is, I confess, no less a subject of surprise.
Why this is a commission creating Duncan Uncas Middleton a captain of artillery
Though it is no cause of wonder, that a man whose strength and eyes have failed him as a hunter, should be seen nigh the haunts of the beaver, using a trap instead of a rifle, it is strange that one so young and prosperous, and bearing the commission of the Great Father, should be moving among the prairies, without even a camp-colourman to do his biddings
himself said frequently that although well educated in the neighbourhood of Blackheath at as high as eighty guineas which is a good deal for parents and the plate kept back too on going away but that is more a meanness than its value that he had learnt more in his first years as a commercial traveller with a large commission on the sale of an article that nobody would hear of much less buy which preceded the wine trade a long time than in the whole six years in that academy conducted by a college Bachelor, though why a Bachelor more clever than a married man I do not see and never did but pray excuse me that is not the point.
Pray, madam,' said Mr Dorrit, with a growing fancy upon him as he recovered his importance, that he was in some superior way in the Commission of the Peace; 'pray, madam, may I inquire, for the greater satisfaction of the gentleman whom I have the honour to-- ha--retain, or protect or let me say to--hum--know--to know--Was Monsieur Blandois here on business on the night indicated in this present sheet?
Two high-level commissions have issued a clear message in the past year: Americans are unintentionally destroying the oceans through pollution, over-development and over-fishing.
AS part of his cost-cutting and governmental reduction plans, our new governor has said that he will slash, burn and reform the state's many needless and redundant commissions, boards and departments.
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