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commission

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1 the granting of power to perform various acts or duties

  • President Jeffersonʼs commission to Lewis and Clark to explore the Louisiana Territory
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2 the doing of an action

  • a single burglar was responsible for the commission of all the break-ins
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3 a select group of persons assigned to consider or take action on some matter

  • reported to a UN commission on the AIDS crisis
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4 the state or fact of being chosen for a position or duty

  • her commission as head of the investigation
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commission

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1 to appoint as one's representative

  • plans to commission a deputy to investigate the matter
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2 to give official or legal power to

  • was commissioned lieutenant
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3 to give a task, duty, or responsibility to

  • was commissioned to do the biography
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4 to pick (someone) by oneʼs authority for a specific position or duty

  • commissioned him to head the office of veterans affairs
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