commission ( commissions plural & 3rd person present) ( commissioning present participle) ( commissioned past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you commission something or commission someone to do something, you formally arrange for someone to do a piece of work for you.
The Ministry of Agriculture commissioned a study into low-input farming... V n
You can commission them to paint something especially for you. V n to-inf
...specially commissioned reports. V-ed
Commission is also a noun., n-var
He approached John Wexley with a commission to write the screenplay of the film.
2 n-count A commission is a piece of work that someone is asked to do and is paid for.
Just a few days ago, I finished a commission.
3 n-var Commission is a sum of money paid to a salesperson for every sale that he or she makes. If a salesperson is paid oncommission, the amount they receive depends on the amount they sell.
oft on N
The salesmen work on commission only..., He also got a commission for bringing in new clients.
4 n-uncount If a bank or other company charges commission, they charge a fee for providing a service, for example for exchanging money or issuing an insurance policy. (BUSINESS)
Sellers pay a fixed commission fee.
5 n-count-coll A commission is a group of people who have been appointed to find out about something or to control something.
The authorities have been asked to set up a commission to investigate the murders., ...the Press Complaints Commission.
6 n-count If a member of the armed forces receives a commission, he or she becomes an officer.
He accepted a commission as a naval officer.
7 If something, for example a ship or a piece of equipment, is out of commission, it is broken and cannot be used until it is repaired.
out of commission phrase v-link PHR, PHR after v
The operator expects the ship to be out of commission until the end of September.
High Commission ( High Commissions plural ) A High Commission is the office where a High Commissioner and his or her staff work, or the group of officials who work there. n-count oft the adj N