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noun commission pronunciation in British English /kəˈmɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singularcommission
pluralcommissions
  1. 1

    commission

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    Commission

    [countable] a group of people that is officially put in charge of something or asked to find out about something

    a special parliamentary commission

  2. 4
    [countable] the position of being an officer in the armed forces

    He obtained a commission in the Royal Air Force.

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  3. 5
    [uncountable] formal the act of committing a crime

    the commission of an offence

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