commission


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commission

To purchase or arrange the purchase of services, as in a primary care trust commissioning cytology screening services from a pathology laboratory in a particular trust.

commission

Business & health A type of finder's fee set by insurance brokers or agents for selling health plans, built into the premiums paid by the insured. See Biological Stain Commission, Commission on Dietary Supplement Labels, Commission E, Enzyme Commission, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization, National Commission for Certification of Acupuncturists, National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical & Behavioral Research, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Pepper Commission, Pew Commission.

Commission

short for the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.
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Porthos cast his eyes over the commission and returned it to D'Artagnan, to the great astonishment of the young man.
He described to him his interview with the cardinal, and said, for the third time drawing his commission from his pocket, "You, our friend, our intelligence, our invisible protector, accept this commission.
On taking up his commission he set himself to acquire the utmost perfection in knowledge of the service, and very soon became a model officer, though still with the same fault of ungovernable irascibility, which here in the service again led him to commit actions inimical to his success.
The commission of inquiry was already at work; having begun its investigations on December 6.
Dunster is charged with a very important diplomatic commission.
You told me you took only a commission," was Saxon's accusation.
Some commission by which you can assert an authority to proceed, or by which you may claim an affinity and a communion with your fellow-workers in the same beneficent pursuits
himself said frequently that although well educated in the neighbourhood of Blackheath at as high as eighty guineas which is a good deal for parents and the plate kept back too on going away but that is more a meanness than its value that he had learnt more in his first years as a commercial traveller with a large commission on the sale of an article that nobody would hear of much less buy which preceded the wine trade a long time than in the whole six years in that academy conducted by a college Bachelor, though why a Bachelor more clever than a married man I do not see and never did but pray excuse me that is not the point.
Immediately after this clause follows another in these words: "The President shall have power to fill up all VACANCIES that may happen DURING THE RECESS OF THE SENATE, by granting commissions which shall EXPIRE AT THE END OF THEIR NEXT SESSION.
Yet, for God's sake, forget none of my commissions.
Deeming this insufficient for purchase of the site and payment of reasonable commissions to themselves, the men in charge of the matter asked for a larger sum, which was readily given.
The messenger of Fortune had only executed a few unimportant commissions, such as saving a new bonnet from a shower of rain, etc.

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