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on commission

Definition of on commission

  1. 1 :  receiving an amount of money for each sale made <She sells cars on commission.>

  2. 2 :  doing work that has been specifically requested or ordered <an artist working on commission>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a formal written warrant granting the power to perform various acts or duties

    :  a certificate conferring military rank and authority

    :  the rank and authority so conferred

  1. :  to furnish with a commission: as

    :  to confer a formal commission on

    :  to appoint or assign to a task or function

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