Another word for commission
The act of committing
delegation, empowering, charging, sending, deputizing, deputation, authorizing, assignment, entrusting, commitment, committing, perpetration, performance, handing over, making over, authorization, engagement, employment, contracting, nomination, appointment, ordaining, ordination, accrediting, investiture, constitution, inauguration, coronation.
authorize, appoint, charge, delegate, deputize, empower, accredit, license, order, contract for, requisition, request, send, depute, constitute, ordain, commit, entrust, give in charge, dispatch, consign, assign, entrust with a mission, charge with an errand, confide to, engage, employ, invest, name, nominate, hire, bespeak, enable, command, elect, select; see also approve 1.
to commission a person is to authorize as well as instruct to perform a certain duty, as the execution of an artistic work, or to appoint to a certain rank or office; authorize implies the giving of power or the right to act, ranging in application from a specific legal power to discretionary powers in dealings of any kind; to accredit, in this comparison, implies the sending of a person, duly authorized and with the proper credentials, as an ambassador, delegate, etc.; license implies the giving of formal legal permission to do some specified thing and often emphasizes regulation to license hunters