What is commission?

  • (noun): A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
    Synonyms: mission, charge
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on commission:

Atomic Energy Commission
... Many countries have or have had an Atomic Energy Commission ... These include Australian Atomic Energy Commission (1952-1987) Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (1973-present) Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives ...
Mosin–Nagant - History - Initial Design and Trials
... to adequately modify the Berdan system to meet the requirements, a "Special Commission for the testing of Magazine fed Rifles" was formed to test new designs ... The Commission voted 14 to 10 to approve Nagant's rifle ... However, the head of the commission, General Chagin, insisted on subsequent trials held under the Commission's supervision during which Mosin's rifle showed its advantages, leading to its selection over the Nagant ...
Marquette County, Michigan - State Trunkline Highways
... km) of state highways in the county, the Marquette County Road Commission maintains 283.85 miles (456.81 km) of primary county roads which include County Road 492 (CR 492), and 988.25 ... The road commission provides maintenance such as snow removal under contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation for the state trunklines ... The commission is also planning to build CR 595 in the next few years ...
Recommendation (European Union) - Common Market
... European Union "In order to ensure the proper functioning and development of the common market, the Commission (…) formulate recommendations or deliver opinions on ... If a country does not conform to a recommendation, the Commission cannot propose the adoption of a Directive aimed at other Member Countries, in order to elide this distortion ...
National Public Safety Commission (Japan)
... The National Public Safety Commission (国家公安委員会, Kokka Kōan Iinkai?) is a Japanese Cabinet Office commission ... The commission consists of a chairman, the, who holds the rank of Minister of State, and five members appointed by the prime minister with the consent of both houses of the Diet ... The commission operates independently of the cabinet, but coordinates with it through the Minister of State ...

More definitions of "commission":

  • (noun): The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions.
    Synonyms: commissioning
  • (noun): An official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces.
    Synonyms: military commission
  • (verb): Charge with a task.
  • (verb): Put into commission; equip for service; of ships.
  • (noun): A special group delegated to consider some matter.
    Synonyms: committee
  • (noun): 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).
    Example: "He works on commission"
  • (noun): The state of being in good working order and ready for operation.
    Example: "Put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"
  • (noun): A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.
    Synonyms: charge, direction
  • (verb): Place an order for.

Famous quotes containing the word commission:

    The Church seems to totter to its fall, almost all life extinct. On this occasion, any complaisance would be criminal which told you, whose hope and commission it is to preach the faith of Christ, that the faith of Christ is preached.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime.
    Thomas Paine (1737–1809)

    Children cannot eat rhetoric and they cannot be sheltered by commissions. I don’t want to see another commission that studies the needs of kids. We need to help them.
    Marian Wright Edelman (b. 1939)