She served on the city's water commission.
Both states set up commissions to examine their public schools.
She gets a commission for each car she sells.
The salespeople in that store all work on commission.
a weapon used in the commission of a crime Verb
A portrait of the queen was commissioned.
The magazine commissioned a story about the world's best beaches.
The report on poverty was commissioned by the governor.
The king commissioned the artist to paint his portrait.
She was commissioned in the Navy as a captain.
The ship was commissioned in 2004. See More
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Results posted online by the commission showed a 569-vote margin separating the the two candidates.—Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 23 Nov. 2023 Last month, the commission concluded that officers involved in one of those deaths broke from department policy on multiple occasions.—Libor Jany, Los Angeles Times, 23 Nov. 2023 According to the complaint, Santos used the upfront fees to repay other prospective borrowers, pay commissions to his co-conspirators and pay for his own personal expenses.—Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Nov. 2023 The proposal, which the commission will vote on next month, would also force cable companies and satellite TV services to give customers a rebate if a subscriber leaves before a billing cycle ends.—Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 22 Nov. 2023 Israel held a commission of inquiry following outrage from the Israeli public and found that Israel was partly responsible for the massacre.—Maeghan Dolph, Fox News, 22 Nov. 2023 The jury’s finding that NAR and several major brokerages conspired to artificially inflate home sale commissions paid to real estate agents could even be tripled to over $5 billion at the court’s discretion under antitrust law.—Alena Botros, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2023 The commission reviewed a year’s worth of personal stock trades for hundreds of managers at 30 mutual fund companies.—Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, 21 Nov. 2023 Breaking up the commission system, Gilbukh said, would result in lower prices overall but also lead to bigger upfront costs for buyers, who indirectly pay the costs of the commissions in the form of higher mortgage payments.—Julian Mark, Washington Post, 11 Nov. 2023
In a new interview with Hello! magazine, Edo’s stepfather David Williams-Ellis revealed that the couple was struck by one of his sculptures and commissioned a model to be made for the Queen.—Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 The study, commissioned by TikTok and conducted by Luminate, is full of statistics demonstrating TikTok’s power.—Elias Leight, Billboard, 21 Nov. 2023 Online platform Drizly carries 80% more non-alcoholic brands than last year, as shared in a survey commissioned by the drinks provider.—Clara Ludmir, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Rather than have a bar mitzvah photo taken of her son, Mary commissioned an artist to create a portrait.—Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 The Hawaii native has commissioned one-off cameras from both Leica and RED in the past.—Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 Nov. 2023 The garment was commissioned for the late Queen to wear at her coronation and conserved with adjustments by Ede and Ravenscroft, the oldest tailor in London for Queen Camilla to wear for her crowning earlier this year.—Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 7 Nov. 2023 In the late ‘70s, Jotter’s books are rediscovered when two board game developers are commissioned by a mysterious benefactor to adapt them into a complex game.—Jonathan Russell Clark, Los Angeles Times, 6 Nov. 2023 The study was commissioned by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), a trade body that represents the biggest pharmaceutical companies in Europe.—Byryan Hogg, Fortune Europe, 6 Nov. 2023 See More
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Middle English commissioun "delegated authority, warrant delegating authority," borrowed from Anglo-French commission, borrowed from Medieval Latin commissiōn-, commissiō "commitment, entrusting, grant of authority," going back to Late Latin, "joining, engagement, sin," going back to Latin, "commencement of a game," from committere "to join together, engage, place in the keeping of, entrust, bring about" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action — more at commit