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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMISSIONED

Nor is it possible you should be commissioned to treat me thus.

He had sold an article and had been commissioned to do an interesting job.

Lady Delacour commissioned Miss Portman to go to any price she pleased.

I was commissioned by the king to apprehend the Earl of Huntingdon.

As recognition of my ability I was commissioned to write the book 'God's Anointed.'

I was commissioned to go to the house while the rest staid by the boat.

At the close of the repast, Mr Leach commissioned me to distribute 1lb.

Whatever his motive, the Lacedaemonians took his advice, and commissioned him to procure a truce.

I knew then into what service the Shining Light should be commissioned.

I commissioned the man to arrange if he could with the gentleman to accept me as a fellow-traveller.

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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