|Origin:||Latin commissio, from commissus, past participle of committere; COMMIT|
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com‧mis‧sion1 S1 W1
a group of people who have been given the official job of finding out about something or controlling something:
The Government set up a commission to investigate allegations of police violence.
the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
2 [uncountable and countable]
an extra amount of money that is paid to a person or organization according to the value of the goods they have sold or the services they have provided:
The dealer takes a 20% commission on the sales he makes.
He sold cosmetics on commission.
a request for an artist, designer, or musician to make a piece of art or music, for which they are paid:
a commission from the Academy for a new sculpture
the position of an officer in the army, navy etc
5 [uncountable] formal
the commission of a crime is the act of doing it
not working or not available for use:
One of the ship's anchors was out of commission.
ill or injured, and unable to work
available to be used:
The operating theatres will be back in commission next week.