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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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But that the objectors may be disarmed of every pretext, it shall be granted for a moment that the convention were neither authorized by their commission, nor justified by circumstances in proposing a Constitution for their country: does it follow that the Constitution ought, for that reason alone, to be rejected?
"You told me you took only a commission," was Saxon's accusation.
D'Artagnan related what had taken place between the cardinal and himself, and drawing the commission from his pocket, said, "Here, my dear Athos, this naturally belongs to you."
D'Artagnan related to Porthos the substance of his interview with the cardinal, and said, taking the commission from his pocket, "Here, my friend, write your name upon it and become my chief."
The labours of the insurance commission had come to an end--the report had been received from Venice on that day.
I have given you a commission of lady of honor which you wished for; you will give me, presently, something I wish for."
"You are a frightful man, Malicorne; I was going to rejoice at getting this commission, and thus you quench my joy."
Late in the evening, when Rostov was about to leave, he asked Denisov whether he had no commission for him.
"All I have to tell," said the other, "is that I am especially commissioned"--he felt mightily proud of these big words--"especially commissioned to seek a bold outlaw which they call Robin Hood."
When Kasatsky took up his commission his mother moved with her daughter first to Moscow and then to their country estate.
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.
Dunster is charged with a very important diplomatic commission. He is on his way to Cologne, and from what I know about the man, I think that it would require more than your persuasions to induce him to break off his journey.

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