Commission

4 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Commission \Com*mis"sion\, noun [F., fr. L. commissio. See {Commit}.]

1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.

Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness. --South.

2. The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.

3. The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.

4. A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.

Let him see our commission. --Shak.

5. A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.

6. A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.

A commission was at once appointed to examine into the matter. --Prescott.

7. (Com.) (a) The acting under authority of, or on account of, another. (b) The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city. (c) The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See {Del credere}.

{Commission of array}. (Eng. Hist.) See under {Array}.

{Commission of bankruptcy}, a commission appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alleged bankruptcy, and to secure the bankrupt's lands and effects for the creditors.

{Commission of lunacy}, a commission authorizing an inquiry whether a person is a lunatic or not.

{Commission merchant}, one who buys or sells goods on commission, as the agent of others, receiving a rate per cent as his compensation.

{Commission officer} or {Commissioned officer}, (Mil.), one who has a commission, in distinction from a noncommissioned or warrant officer.

{Commission of the peace}, a commission under the great seal, constituting one or more persons justices of the peace. [Eng.]

{on commission}, paid partly or completely by collecting as a commision a portion of the sales that one makes.

{out of commission}, not operating properly; out of order.

{To put a vessel into commission} (Naut.), to equip and man a government vessel, and send it out on service after it has been laid up; esp., the formal act of taking command of a vessel for service, hoisting the flag, reading the orders, etc.

{To put a vessel out of commission} (Naut.), to detach the officers and crew and retire it from active service, temporarily or permanently.

{To put the great seal into commission} or {To put the Treasury into commission}, to place it in the hands of a commissioner or commissioners during the abeyance of the ordinary administration, as between the going out of one lord keeper and the accession of another. [Eng.]

{The United States Christian Commission}, an organization among the people of the North, during the Civil War, which afforded material comforts to the Union soldiers, and performed services of a religious character in the field and in hospitals.

{The United States Sanitary Commission}, an organization formed by the people of the North to cooperate with and supplement the medical department of the Union armies during the Civil War.

Syn: Charge; warrant; authority; mandate; office; trust; employment.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Commission \Com*mis"sion\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Commissioned}; p. pr & vb. n. {Commissioning}.]

1. To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.

2. To send out with a charge or commission.

A chosen band He first commissions to the Latian land. --Dryden.

Syn: To appoint; depute; authorize; empower; delegate; constitute; ordain.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Factorage \Fac"tor*age\, noun [Cf. F. factorage.] The allowance given to a factor, as a compensation for his services; -- called also a {commission}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

commission

noun

1: a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle [syn: {committee}, {commission}]

2: a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary); "he works on commission"

3: the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions [syn: {commission}, {commissioning}]

4: the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission"

5: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: {deputation}, {commission}, {delegation}, {delegacy}, {mission}]

6: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" [syn: {commission}, {charge}, {direction}]

7: an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces [syn: {commission}, {military commission}]

8: the act of committing a crime [syn: {perpetration}, {commission}, {committal}]

9: a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" [syn: {mission}, {charge}, {commission}]

verb

1: put into commission; equip for service; of ships

2: place an order for

3: charge with a task

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I am a communications business and I want to compete in the C-SPAN HD, C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD online commentary marketplace. Comcast is using it's monopoly position as my cable provider to prevent me from having access to C-SPAN2 HD and C-SPAN3 HD. Therefore, I am unable to compete in the HD Congressional Commentary marketplace. This is bad for DEMOCRACY and it is bad for the INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS in Comcast's service area. This reduces diversity of opinion in the Congressional Commentary marketplace and leads to the American citizens getting their news only from official sources, such as the major broadcast networks, cable networks and movie companies such as the NBC companies.

PUBLIC INTEREST

Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to the FCC:


Subject: Comcast refuses to carry C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 HD because they are not PROFITABLE.
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:44:43 -0700
From: Ken M.
To: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov, Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov, Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov, Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov, Mike.ORielly@fcc.gov, campaignlaw@fcc.gov, ombudsperson@fcc.gov

I have complained to you about Comcast not providing C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.  You forwarded the complaint to Comcast and they contacted me by phone.  They contend that as a FOR-PROFIT company, it is not in the their business interests in terms of profitability to supply their 25 million customers with C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 in HD.

I stated that these are NONPROFIT channels that are in the PUBLIC INTEREST and of course they are not profitable to carry.  But I argued that it is their DUTY as Americans to provide these channels to the U.S. CITIZENS in its service area.  I stated that it is in the PUBLIC INTEREST.

He said, "Sorry, we are a FOR-PROFIT corporation and the demand isn't there."

I would like to escalate this complaint to the next level, given that it wasn't resolved by Comcast.

I believe it is in our national security interests for the citizens to have access to their congressional proceedings in HD.

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Subject: CIMS00005891453 - FCC Consumer Center response from representative TSR58
Date: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:13:37 -0400
From: DoNotReply@fcc.gov
Organization: FCC
To: Ken M.

You are receiving this email in response to your inquiry to the FCC.

Dear Mr. M.,

Thank you for your e-mail to Chairman Tom Wheeler regarding C-Span in HD.

Cable TV companies are not required to carry C-SPAN in HD. C-SPAN is sponsored by the cable TV industry. The letters stand for "Cable Sponsored Public Affairs Network."

Thank You.

You are receiving this e-mail regarding your inquiry/complaint. Please note that this mailbox does not accept inbound e-mail. Do not attempt to respond to this e-mail message.

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Representative Number : TSR58

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