commission

A warrant or authority or letters patent, issuing from the government, or one of its departments, or a court, empowering a person or persons named to do certain acts, or to exercise the authority of an office (as in the case of an officer in the army or navy). The authority or instructions under which one person transacts business or negotiates for another. In a derivative sense, a body of persons to whom a commission is directed. A body composed of several persons acting under lawful authority to perform some public service. Standard Securities Service Corp. v. King, 161 Tex. 448, 341 S.W.2d 423, 426. A board or committee officially appointed and empowered to perform certain acts or exercise certain jurisdiction of a public nature or relation; as a "Public Service Commission". An authority or writ issuing from a court, in relation to a cause before it, directing and authorizing a person or persons named to do some act or exercise some special function; usually to take the depositions of witnesses
Civil law
A species of bailment, being an undertaking, without reward, to do something in respect to an article bailed; equivalent to "mandate"
Compensation
The recompense, compensation or reward of an agent, salesman, executor, trustee, receiver, factor, broker, or bailee, when the same is calculated as a percentage on the amount of his transactions or on the profit to the principal. Weiner v. Swales, 217 Md. 123, 141 A.2d 749, 750.
A fee paid to an agent or employee for transacting a piece of business or performing a service. Fryar v. Currin, App., 280 S.C. 241, 312 S.E.2d 16, 18.
Compensation to an administrator or other fiduciary for the faithful discharge of his duties
Criminal law
Doing or perpetration of a criminal act
@ commission agent
@ commission broker
Member of stock or commodity exchange who executes buy and sell orders
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  • commission — [ kɔmisjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIIIe; mot du Nord; lat. commissio, de committere → commettre I ♦ Didact. Charge, mandat. ⇒ attribution, délégation, mission. Donner une commission à qqn. Charger qqn d une commission. Exécuter, remplir une commission. 1 ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • commission — COMMISSION. s. f. Fait, action, chose commise. En ce sens il n est guère d usage qu en cette phrase, Péché de commission. On l oppose à péché d omission. f♛/b] Il signifie aussi, Charge qu on donne à quelqu un de faire quelque chose. Commission… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • commission — Commission. s. f. v. Fait, action, chose commise. En ce sens il n a guere d usage qu en cette phrase, Peché de commission, qui s oppose à peché d obmission. Il signifie aussi, Charge qu on donne à quelqu un de faire quelque chose. Commission… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Commission — Com*mis sion, n. [F., fr. L. commissio. See {Commit}.] 1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating. [1913 Webster] Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness. South. [1913 Webster] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commission — com·mis·sion n 1: a formal written authorization to perform various acts and duties a notary s commission 2 a: authority to act for, in behalf of, or in place of another b: a task or matter entrusted to one as the agent for another 3 a: a group… …   Law dictionary

  • commission — Commission, Curatio, Delegatio, Mandatum, Epistalma. Commissions de la Cour, Mandata Curiae. Une commission en forme, Authoritas mandati subsignata. La commission de faire les enquestes des parties, Inquirendi prouincia. Bailler commission de… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Commission — may refer to: Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for services rendered Commission (document), a document given to commissioned officers. Commissioning, a process or service provided to validate the completeness and accuracy… …   Wikipedia

  • Commission — Com*mis sion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commissioned}; p. pr & vb. n. {Commissioning}.] 1. To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • commission — [kə mish′ən] n. [ME & OFr < ML commissio, delegation of business (in L, a bringing together in a contest) < L commissus, pp. of committere: see COMMIT] 1. a) an authorization to perform certain duties or tasks, or to take on certain powers… …   English World dictionary

  • Commission I — is a body in the Indonesian legislature, the People s Representative Council. It has similar functions to both the Foreign Relations Committee and the Armed Services Committee in the United States Senate.The MPs in delegation of Commission I s… …   Wikipedia

  • commission — [n1] task, duty agency, appointment, authority, brevet, certificate, charge, consignment, delegation, deputation, diploma, embassy, employment, errand, function, instruction, legation, mandate, mission, obligation, office, permit, power of… …   New thesaurus

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