Commission may refer to:
- Commission (remuneration), a form of payment to an agent for services rendered
- Ship commissioning, placing a warship in active military duty
- Commissioned officer, who derives authority directly from a sovereign power
- Constitutional commission
- European Commission
- Presidential Commission (United States) and similar studies on local levels, such as the Kettl Commission
- Royal Commission
- Irish Land Commission
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
- The Commission (mafia), the governing body of the mafia in the United States. The payment of commission as Remuneration for services rendered or products sold is a common way to reward sales people. Commissioning is the act or ceremony of placing a ship in active service An officer is a member of an armed force who holds a position of authority Many entities have been called a Constitutional Commission with the general purpose of reviewing a Constitution, or planning to create one The European Commission (formally the Commission of the European Communities) is the executive branch of the European Union. In the United States, a Presidential Commission is a special task force ordained by the President to complete some special research or investigation The " Kettl Commission," formally the ( Wisconsin) "Governor’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century" was a Bipartisan The term Royal Commission may also be used in the United Kingdom to describe the group of Lords Commissioners who may act in the stead of the The Irish Land Commission (or simply Land Commission) was created in 1881 as a rent fixing commission by the Land Law (Ireland Act 1881 also known as the second Irish The US Securities and Exchange Commission (commonly known as the SEC) is an independent agency of the United States government which holds primary responsibility The Commission is the governing body of the Mafia in the United States. The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra) is a Sicilian Criminal Secret society which is believed to have first developed in the mid-19th century
Commission may also be used for:
- Letters patent, an open letter issued by a government granting an office or other status to someone or some entity
- A type of government agency that operates under the authority of a board of commissioners, though the term may also be applied to non-governmental groups such as the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
- A type of contract for performance or creation of a specific work
- Commission (art), the purchase of the creation of a piece of art most often on behalf of another. Letters patent are a type of Legal instrument in the form of an Open letter issued by a Monarch or Government, granting an office right A government agency is a permanent or semi-permanent organization in the Machinery of government that is responsible for the oversight and administration of specific functions The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics often referred to simply as the Knight Commission is a panel of members of the American Academic, A contract is an exchange of promises between two or more parties to do or refrain from doing an act which is enforceable in a court of law In Art, a commission is the hiring and payment for the creation of a piece often on behalf of another
See also Commissioner is a designation that may be used for a variety of official positions especially referring to a high-ranked public (administrative or Police) official or an analogous
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- A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).
- An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.
- A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function. Eg: The European Commission, The Electoral Commission, The Federal Communications Commission.
- A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction. Eg: Reseller commission, Finder's fee.
- the act of committing (e.g. a crime)
- (transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.
- (transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art); as, commission a portrait.
- (transitive) To put into active service; as, commission a ship.
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