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 of persons directed to perform a duty
b usu cap: a government agency
c: a city council having legislative and executive functions
4: an act of committing something
commission of the crime
5: a fee paid to an agent or employee for transacting a piece of business or performing a service; esp: a percentage of the money received paid to the agent responsible for the business
commission vt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (act) noun accomplishment, achievement, actualization, actuation, attainment, carrying out, completion, consummation, discharge, dispatch, doing, effecting, effectuation, enactment, enforcement, execution, exercise, exercising, fruition, fulfilment, implementation, inflicting, infliction, making, mandatum, operation, perpetration, realization, transaction associated concepts: commission of crime II (agency) noun advisory group, appointed group, board, board of inquiry, body of commissioners, body of delegates, body of deputies, bureau, cabinet, consultants, convocation, council, delegation, deliberative group, embassy, executive committee, investigating committee, planning board, representatives, standing committee, trustees associated concepts: advisory body, Federal Trade Commission, Municipal Commission, Public Service Commission III (fee) noun allotment, allowance, bonus, compensation, consideration, defrayment, disbursement, dividend, earnings, emolument, extra compensation, increment, interest, pay, pay-off, payment, percentage, percentage compensation, portion, proceeds, profit, recompense, reimbursement, remuneration, repayment, return, reward, salary, share of profits, stipend, subsidy, wage associated concepts: broker's commission, commission merchant, compensation, fees, finder's commission, profits IV index act (undertaking), agency (legal relationship), allow (authorize), appoint, assign (designate), assignment (designation), assignment (task), authorize, bestow, board, brokerage, bureau, charge (command), charge (empower), commit (entrust), committee, constitute (establish), delegate, delegation (assignment), delegation (envoy), deputation (delegation), deputation (selection of delegates), designate, detail (assign), dictate, discharge (performance), duty (obligation), earnings, embassy, employ (engage services), employment, empower, engage (hire), hire, induct, infliction, instruction (direction), invest (vest), let (permit), mission, nominate, performance (execution), post, retain (employ), share (interest), transaction, warrant (authorization)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) A fee paid to an agent, broker, etc., for handling a transaction, usually a percentage of the total transaction.
(2) A warrant issued by the government or a court authorizing its recipient to perform specific duties.
(3) A group of people authorized to perform some function.
(4) The act of committing a crime.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1) A fee paid to an agent or employee for performing a specific service, as distinguished from regular payments of wages or salary.
2) A group appointed by law to conduct government business, especially regulation. Examples include a local planning or zoning commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Employment Law & HR

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1 A formal written document from a government or court empowering the individual named therein to hold an appointive office or to perform official duties. In the case of an appointive office, the individual must receive the commission before she can act in their official capacity.
3 A group of individuals appointed by a governmental authority to perform some public service on an ad hoc basis.
4 The act of committing or perpetrating a crime.
5 Compensation paid to an agent, employee, executor, or trustee based on a percentage of the money collected or to be collected in a transaction or a percentage of the value of the property involved.
See also kickback, royalty.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

   1) a fee paid based on a percentage of the sale made by an employee or agent, as distinguished from regular payments of wages or salary.
   2) a group appointed pursuant to law to conduct certain government business, especially regulation. These range from the local planning or zoning commission to the Securities and Exchange Commission or the Federal Trade Commission.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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