commission (v.) Look up commission at Dictionary.com
1660s, from commission (n.). Related: Commissioned; commissioning.
commission (n.) Look up commission at Dictionary.com
mid-14c., "authority entrusted to someone," from Latin commissionem (nominative commissio) "delegation of business," noun of action from past participle stem of committere (see commit). Meaning "body of persons charged with authority" is from late 15c.