Commission

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Definition

(I work on) commission: (I work on) a system where payment is related to number of sales made
noun
At the store, we receive a five percent commission on each article sold. For every hundred tables we sell, we receive five dollars as payment.
out of commission out of order, not working, broken
We charge 3% commission on traveler's checks. We take a percentage of that money as payment for our services.

the European Commission: the executive branch of the European Union
noun

to commission (a painting): to place an order for, to order (a painting)
verb

Examples

  • "Bruno : I want to commission a song from you."
  • "The point is this: I want to commission a song from you."
  • "Send Epikure that invoice so that they pay us and I can get my commission, or I'll send you to Munich!"
  • "The board of trustees have decided to commission a novel that will be inspired by Delavigne and its products."
  • "The EU commission in Brussels?"
  • "Edward : Commission, sir?"
  • "I have a number of side projects I'll be working on, including a short story commission, some journalistic work, and a complaint letter to the local council."
  • "The commission said 80,000."
  • "The announcement came as a major shock to EU Commission officials, who were stunned by this unexpected development."

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