01. Sales staff in the store receive a set salary, plus a 10% [commission].
02. The local government has [commissioned] a study to see if it is worth trying to save some of the old historic buildings downtown.
03. The government has [commissioned] a poll to determine public opinion on the issue.
04. Salesmen in this store are motivated by the large [commissions] they can earn.
05. On November 3rd, 1507, the great Leonardo DaVinci was [commissioned] to paint the portrait that is known today as the Mona Lisa.
06. The artist has received [commissions] from a company to do some sculptures for their new luxury condominium complex.
07. In the 1970s, the LeDain [Commission] recommended legalizing marijuana in Canada.
08. The government has appointed a [commission] to look at ways of reducing bullying in our schools.
09. Our firm recently received a [commission] to design a new logo for a professional hockey team.
10. In the early 1500s, Pope Julius II [commissioned] Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
11. An environmental group has [commissioned] a study into the issue of fish farming along the coast.
12. Plutarch once stated that the omission of good is no less reprehensible than the [commission] of evil.
13. W. H. Auden once suggested that all works of art are [commissioned] in the sense that no artist can create one by a simple act of will, but must wait until what he believes to be a good idea for a work "comes" to him.
14. Fred Allen once remarked that advertising is 85% confusion, and 15% [commission].
15. Syrus once said, "Pardon one offense, and you encourage the [commission] of many."
16. Marcus Aurelius Antoninus once noted that a man does not sin by [commission] only, but often by omission.
17. The federal government is [commissioning] a series of sculptures of our national heroes.
18. The [commissioner] of the police force has called for an investigation into charges of corruption in the force.

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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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