1. [syn: commission, commissioning]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
2. To send out with a charge or commission.
A chosen band
He first commissions to the Latian land. --Dryden.
Syn: To appoint; depute; authorize; empower; delegate;
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the act of granting authority to undertake certain
functions [syn: commission, commissioning]