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




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