What is commission?

  • (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
    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, France (1945-present ...
Recommendation (European Union) - Common Market
... functioning and development of the common market, the Commission (…) formulate recommendations or deliver opinions on matters dealt with in this Treaty, if it expressively so provides or if ... 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 ...
Marquette County, Michigan - State Trunkline Highways
... 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 ... 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 ...
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 ... The commission operates independently of the cabinet, but coordinates with it through the Minister of State ...
Mosin–Nagant - History - Initial Design and Trials
... failing 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 ...

More definitions of "commission":

  • (verb): Put into commission; equip for service; of ships.
  • (verb): Charge with a task.
  • (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"
  • (verb): Place an order for.
  • (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): The act of granting authority to undertake certain functions.
    Synonyms: commissioning
  • (noun): A special assignment that is given to a person or group.
    Synonyms: mission, charge
  • (noun): A special group delegated to consider some matter.
    Synonyms: committee
  • (noun): A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.
    Synonyms: charge, direction

Famous quotes containing the word commission:

    Yesterday the Electoral Commission decided not to go behind the papers filed with the Vice-President in the case of Florida.... I read the arguments in the Congressional Record and can’t see how lawyers can differ on the question. But the decision is by a strictly party vote—eight Republicans against seven Democrats! It shows the strength of party ties.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    A sense of humour keen enough to show a man his own absurdities as well as those of other people will keep a man from the commission of all sins, or nearly all, save those that are worth committing.
    Samuel Butler (1835–1902)

    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)