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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