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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Factorage  \Fac"tor*age\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  factorage.] 
  The  allowance  given  to  a  factor,  as  a  compensation  for  his 
  services;  --  called  also  a  {commission}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Commission  \Com*mis"sion\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  commissio.  See 
  {Commit}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  committing,  doing  or  performing;  the  act  of 
  perpetrating. 
 
  Every  commission  of  sin  introduces  into  the  soul  a 
  certain  degree  of  hardness.  --South. 
 
  2.  The  act  of  intrusting;  a  charge;  instructions  as  to  how  a 
  trust  shall  be  executed. 
 
  3.  The  duty  or  employment  intrusted  to  any  person  or  persons; 
  a  trust;  a  charge. 
 
  4.  A  formal  written  warrant  or  authority,  granting  certain 
  powers  or  privileges  and  authorizing  or  commanding  the 
  performance  of  certain  duties. 
 
  Let  him  see  our  commission.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  A  certificate  conferring  military  or  naval  rank  and 
  authority;  as  a  colonel's  commission. 
 
  6.  A  company  of  persons  joined  in  the  performance  of  some 
  duty  or  the  execution  of  some  trust;  as  the  interstate 
  commerce  commission. 
 
  A  commission  was  at  once  appointed  to  examine  into 
  the  matter.  --Prescott. 
 
  7.  (Com.) 
  a  The  acting  under  authority  of  or  on  account  of 
  another. 
  b  The  thing  to  be  done  as  agent  for  another;  as  I  have 
  three  commissions  for  the  city. 
  c  The  brokerage  or  allowance  made  to  a  factor  or  agent 
  for  transacting  business  for  another;  as  a  commission 
  of  ten  per  cent  on  sales.  See  {Del  credere}. 
 
  {Commission  of  array}.  (Eng.  Hist.)  See  under  {Array}. 
 
  {Commission  of  bankruptcy},  a  commission  appointing  and 
  empowering  certain  persons  to  examine  into  the  facts 
  relative  to  an  alleged  bankruptcy,  and  to  secure  the 
  bankrupt's  lands  and  effects  for  the  creditors. 
 
  {Commission  of  lunacy},  a  commission  authorizing  an  inquiry 
  whether  a  person  is  a  lunatic  or  not 
 
  {Commission  merchant},  one  who  buys  or  sells  goods  on 
  commission,  as  the  agent  of  others  receiving  a  rate  per 
  cent  as  his  compensation. 
 
  {Commission,  or  Commissioned},  {officer}  (Mil.),  one  who  has 
  a  commission,  in  distinction  from  a  noncommissioned  or 
  warrant  officer. 
 
  {Commission  of  the  peace},  a  commission  under  the  great  seal, 
  constituting  one  or  more  persons  justices  of  the  peace. 
  [Eng.] 
 
  {To  put  a  vessel  into  commission}  (Naut.),  to  equip  and  man  a 
  government  vessel,  and  send  it  out  on  service  after  it  has 
  been  laid  up  esp., 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  send  out  with  a  charge  or  commission. 
 
  A  chosen  band  He  first  commissions  to  the  Latian 
  land.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  appoint;  depute;  authorize;  empower;  delegate; 
  constitute;  ordain. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  commission 
  n  1:  a  special  group  delegated  to  consider  some  matter  [syn:  {committee}] 
  2:  a  fee  for  services  rendered  based  on  a  percentage  of  an 
  amount  received  or  collected  or  agreed  to  be  paid  (as 
  distinguished  from  a  salary);  "he  works  on  commission" 
  3:  the  act  of  granting  authority  to  undertake  certain  functions 
  [syn:  {commissioning}] 
  4:  the  state  of  being  in  good  working  order  and  ready  for 
  operation;  "put  the  ships  into  comission";  "the  motor  was 
  out  of  commission" 
  5:  a  group  of  representatives  or  delegates  [syn:  {deputation}, 
  {delegation},  {delegacy},  {mission}] 
  6:  a  formal  statement  of  a  command  or  injunction  to  do 
  something  "the  judge's  charge  to  the  jury"  [syn:  {charge}, 
  {direction}] 
  7:  an  official  document  issued  by  a  government  and  conferring 
  on  the  recipient  the  rank  of  an  officer  in  the  armed 
  forces  [syn:  {military  commission}] 
  8:  the  act  of  committing  a  crime  [syn:  {perpetration}] 
  9:  a  task  that  has  been  assigned  to  a  person  or  group  "a 
  confidential  mission  to  London";  "his  charge  was  deliver  a 
  message"  [syn:  {mission},  {charge}] 
  v  1:  put  into  commission;  equip  for  service;  of  ships 
  2:  place  an  order  for 
  3:  charge  with  a  task 




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