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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMISSION

Then she arranged with a New York house to sell her models on commission.

Wilson would be out of commission for several months, probably.

An' you don't want me to work a commission for you on Diablo?

It would cost me my commission if I should try to do what you have done.'

Lady Sarah gave her maid some commission, which took her out of the room.

He was earnest to finish his commission at once, and his Principal was in the same mind.

He is badly constituted for the commission of crime, for he cannot brave it out.

Because ever since there was talk of this commission I have been thinking and thinking what were you thinking—so as to help you.'

I gave a commission to ‘him,’ and I have been inquiring about him.

And she thereupon asked Gerard how she was to execute this commission.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "authority entrusted to someone," from Latin commissionem (nominative commissio) "delegation of business," noun of action from past participle stem of committere (see commit). Meaning "body of persons charged with authority" is from late 15c.

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