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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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On Mercedes' instigation she executed an ambitious and wonderful breakfast cap for which the old woman returned her twelve dollars after deducting commission.
voices in the bushes—a combination about mischief, I’ll wager my commission.
She would hardly join even when William was the subject, for his commission came all from the right hand too, and there was pain in the connexion.
And this commission is given you," continued the king, "not only on account of your journey to Belle-Isle, but, moreover, for your brave intervention at the Place de Greve.
The duke bowed and departed to execute his commission.
When Kasatsky took up his commission his mother moved with her daughter first to Moscow and then to their country estate.
There may possibly be something in the report of the commission of inquiry touching on Ferrari's disappearance.
These exclamations continued till they were interrupted by the lady, who now proceeded to execute the commission given her by her brother, and gave orders for providing all necessaries for the child, appointing a very good room in the house for his nursery.
As for your commission, I travelled down from London alone with the man you told me to spy upon.
It happened that the famous Commission of the 2nd of June had set on foot an inquiry into the irrigation of lands in the Zaraisky province, which fell under Alexey Alexandrovitch's department, and was a glaring example of fruitless expenditure and paper reforms.
I could have no hesitation in thankfully accepting the offer, for if I acquitted myself of my commission as I hoped I should, the result would be a permanent engagement on the illustrated newspaper, to which I was now only occasionally attached.
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

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