Sunday, October 12, 2014
Conrad from Traverse City brought up the word commission as yet another example of a word with multiple meanings. It came from a Latin verb, committere, to entrust.
Here’s a rundown of the meanings that evolved over the years.
· order, command, instruction
· delegated authority
· authorization as an officer in the army or navy
· a warrant conferring authority
· a body of persons charged with some specified function
· an order to execute a particular work
· remuneration given to a dealer or agent
· an instance of a crime
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