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Definition of commission noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

        

    commission

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//kəˈmɪʃn//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪʃn//
     
    Pay and conditions at work
     
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    official group
  1. 1  (also Commission) [countable] an official group of people who have been given responsibility to control something, or to find out about something, usually for the government the European Commission (British English) The government has set up a commission of inquiry into the disturbances at the prison. a commission on human rights
  2. money
  3. 2  [uncountable, countable] an amount of money that is paid to somebody for selling goods and which increases with the amount of goods that are sold You get a 10% commission on everything you sell. He earned £2 000 in commission last month. In this job you work on commission (= are paid according to the amount you sell). Wordfinderbonus, commission, deduction, earn, overtime, pay, rise, salary, tax, wage See related entries: Pay and conditions at work
  4. 3  [uncountable] an amount of money that is charged by a bank, etc. for providing a particular service 1% commission is charged for cashing traveller’s cheques.
  5. for art/music, etc.
  6. 4  [countable] a formal request to somebody to design or make a piece of work such as a building or a painting a commission to design the new parliament building
  7. in armed forces
  8. 5[countable] an officer’s position in the armed forces He resigned his commission when he got married.
  9. of crime
  10. 6[uncountable] (formal) the act of doing something wrong or illegal the commission of a crime
  11. Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin commissio(n-), from committere ‘entrust’ (in medieval Latin ‘put into custody’), from com- ‘with’ + mittere ‘put or send’. Extra examplesI have received a private commission to paint the prince’s family. Most of the salespeople are on commission. She earned $2 000 in commission last month. That bank charges a high commission for cashing traveller’s cheques. The firm will accept commissions for most types of architectural work. The government has set up a joint commission to consider the problem. They get a 10% commission on every encyclopedia they sell. a commission on domestic violence the commission for racial equality to work on a commission basis He was appointed to head a commission of enquiry into the recent riots. In this job you work on commission. One per cent commission is charged for cashing traveller’s cheques. She would not accept the commission, saying it did not pay enough. She’s a member of the IOC medical commission. Sweden’s Environment Commission has ruled against the dam project. The commission is expected to report its findings next month. The government set up a fact-finding commission to investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident. The work will be done by commission. This is the first meeting of an intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between the two countries. Who won the commission to design the new town hall? You get a 10% commission on everything you sell. the Atomic Energy CommissionIdioms available/not available to be used Several of the airline's planes are temporarily out of commission and undergoing safety checks.
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