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A body of delegates
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  1. A body of delegates
  2. The act of delegating.
  3. The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf in an official capacity; a group of delegates. The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf in an official capacity; a group of delegates.
(Uncountable, basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
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  1. (Uncountable, basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
  2. (Countable) An act or process of charging (as of a battery).
The act by which somebody or something is sent.
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  1. The act by which somebody or something is sent.
The state of being deputed.
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  1. The state of being deputed.
  2. A person or group appointed to represent another or others; a delegation.
  3. A group of persons, or one person, appointed to represent others
The act of assigning:
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  1. The act of assigning:
  2. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
  3. An assigning or being assigned; appointment; allotment
Official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital
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  1. Official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital
  2. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
  3. Dedication to a long-term course of action; engagement; involvement
(Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
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  1. (Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
  2. The act of performing or the state of being performed.
  3. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
(Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
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  1. (Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
  2. (Uncountable) Permission.
  3. Legal power or right; sanction
A specific, often limited, period of employment:
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  1. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
  2. The condition of being in gear:
  3. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
The state of being employed.
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  1. The state of being employed.
  2. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
  3. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
The act or an instance of submitting a name for candidacy or appointment.
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  1. The act or an instance of submitting a name for candidacy or appointment.
  2. The act of nominating or the fact of being nominated
  3. The act or an instance of appointing a person to office.
An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.
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  1. An arrangement for a meeting; an engagement.
  2. Decree; direction; established order or constitution.
  3. An arrangement to meet someone or be somewhere at a set time; engagement
(Ecclesiastical) The ceremony of consecration to the ministry.
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  1. (Ecclesiastical) The ceremony of consecration to the ministry.
  2. An arrangement or ordering.
  3. The act of ordaining or the state of being ordained.
(Feudal Law) Ceremonial transfer of land to a tenant
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  1. (Feudal Law) Ceremonial transfer of land to a tenant
  2. The act or formal ceremony of conferring the authority and symbols of a high office.
  3. A formal investing as with an office, power, or authority, often with appropriate symbols or robes
A document or set of documents in which these laws and principles are written down
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  1. A document or set of documents in which these laws and principles are written down
  2. The physical makeup of a person:
  3. The fundamental and organic laws and principles of a country or state that create a system of government and provides a basis against which the validity of all other laws is determined.
A formal beginning or introduction.
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  1. A formal beginning or introduction.
  2. The formal beginning or initiation of any movement, course of action, etc.; as, the inauguration of a new system, a new condition, etc.
  3. The act of inaugurating, or inducting into office with solemnity; investiture by appropriate ceremonies.
(Figuratively) A success in the face of little or no opposition.
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  1. (Figuratively) A success in the face of little or no opposition.
  2. The act or ceremony of crowning a sovereign or the sovereign's consort.
The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law:
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  1. The prescribed form or customary procedure, as in a meeting or court of law:
  2. A style of building:
  3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
A permission granted by government to perform an act or service regulated by law (for example, a license to fish or to practice law).
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  1. A permission granted by government to perform an act or service regulated by law (for example, a license to fish or to practice law).
  2. A contract allowing someone to use a proprietary product or service:
  3. A right to enter onto land or property and use it, without any ownership rights being conferred.
The post where the person in command is stationed
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  1. The post where the person in command is stationed
  2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  3. An order; direction; mandate
Expense; cost:
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  1. Expense; cost:
  2. The command to attack:
  3. An order, command, or injunction.
Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
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  1. Something one is making, doing, or acting upon, esp. as part of one's occupation or duty; task; undertaking
  2. A place where work is done, as a factory, public utility plant, etc.
  3. A trade, profession, or other means of livelihood:
A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
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  1. A quantity whose value depends on the value given to one or more related quantities. For example, the area of a square is a function of the length of its sides.
  2. The action or purpose for which a person or thing is suited or employed, especially:
  3. A special duty or performance required in the course of work or activity
The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
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  1. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
  2. A duty imposed legally or socially; thing that one is bound to do by contract, promise, moral responsibility, etc.
  3. A binding, formal arrangement or an agreement to a liability to pay a specified amount or to do a certain thing for a person or group of persons. See also duty and liability.
(Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
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  1. (Education) a task given to students, homework or coursework
  2. The act of assigning:
  3. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation. The transfer of a duty, interest, or right from one party to another. See also subrogation.
Food or meals considered as a whole:
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  1. Food or meals considered as a whole:
  2. (--- Computers) A circuit board.
  3. (Archaic) A council table
A body of delegates from local units of a union, confederation, etc.
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  1. A body of delegates from local units of a union, confederation, etc.
  2. An assembly of persons called together for consultation, deliberation, or discussion.
  3. The discussion or deliberation in a council
A fixed sum charged, as by an institution or by law, for a privilege:
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  1. A fixed sum charged, as by an institution or by law, for a privilege:
  2. A charge for professional services:
  3. A payment invoiced or made for the performance of services; an interest in or ownership of real estate See fee simple. A payment invoiced or made for the performance of services; an interest in or ownership of real estate See fee simple.
An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales:
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  1. An amount, such as an allowance, duty, or commission, that varies in proportion to a larger sum, such as total sales:
  2. Any number or amount, as of interest, tax, etc., stated in percent
  3. A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part:
The act of remunerating.
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  1. The act of remunerating.
  2. Something, such as a payment, that remunerates.
  3. That which remunerates; reward; pay; recompense; compensation
Monarchs and their families considered as a group.
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  1. Monarchs and their families considered as a group.
  2. (By extension) payment made to a writer, composer, inventor etc for the sale or use of intellectual property, invention etc.
  3. A share of proceeds, usually a specified percentage, paid for the work of an author, composer, etc. by the publisher
Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.
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  1. Fixed compensation for services, paid to a person on a regular basis.
Any periodic payment, as a pension or allowance
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  1. Any periodic payment, as a pension or allowance
  2. A fixed and regular payment, such as a salary for services rendered or an allowance.
  3. A fixed payment, generally small and occurring at regular intervals; a modest allowance
An equitable portion:
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  1. An equitable portion:
  2. One of the equal parts into which the capital stock of a company is divided:
  3. A part or portion belonging to, distributed to, contributed by, or owed by a person or group:
A person's lot or fate.
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  1. A person's lot or fate.
  2. A part or limited quantity of anything, esp. that allotted to a person; share
  3. A woman's dowry:
A reduction:
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  1. A reduction:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. (Informal) A portion of profits or earnings; a share.
(Informal) A commission, rebate, or share, esp. when received in an illegitimate transaction
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  1. (Informal) A commission, rebate, or share, esp. when received in an illegitimate transaction
  2. A percentage or share of the profits of an enterprise, especially one given or accepted as a bribe.
  3. A percentage of an amount of money taken by a third-party as a bribe or as part of an unlawful enterprise.
To give permission for (something); sanction:
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  1. To give permission for (something); sanction:
  2. To give power or authority to; empower; commission
  3. To grant (someone) power or authority (to do something specific).
To set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree
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  1. To set (a date, place, etc.); decide upon officially; decree
  2. (Law) To direct the disposition of (property) to a person or persons in exercise of a power granted for this purpose by a preceding deed.
  3. To name or select officially for an office, position, etc.
A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge.
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  1. A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge.
  2. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
  3. To record as a debt against a person's name or account
The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf.
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  1. The act of granting another the power to act on one’s behalf.
  2. One who acts on behalf of one or more others in an official capacity.
  3. To entrust (authority, power, etc.) to a person acting as one's agent or representative
To act as deputy, esp. as temporary deputy
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  1. To act as deputy, esp. as temporary deputy
  2. To appoint or serve as a deputy.
  3. To make or name as a substitute.
To give permission, power, or the legal right to do something.
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  1. To give permission, power, or the legal right to do something.
  2. To give power or authority to; authorize
  3. To give someone more confidence and/or strength to do something, often by enabling them to increase their control over their own life or situation.
To enter on the credit side of an account book.
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  1. To enter on the credit side of an account book.
  2. To certify as meeting certain set standards
  3. To give credit to:
To grant a license to or for; authorize.
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  1. To grant a license to or for; authorize.
  2. To give license or a license to or for; permit formally
To give a command or instruction for:
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  1. To give a command or instruction for:
  2. To instruct to do something; give an order to; command
  3. To request to be supplied with:
(Now Rare) To demand from; make demands on
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  1. (Now Rare) To demand from; make demands on
  2. To demand or take, as by authority
  3. To submit a written order or request for (equipment, etc.)
To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
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  1. To express a wish or desire for; ask for, esp. in a polite or formal way
  2. To ask (a person) to do something:
  3. To express a desire for, especially politely; ask for. Often used with an infinitive or clause:
To put or drive into a given state or condition:
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  1. To put or drive into a given state or condition:
  2. To cause to take place or occur:
  3. To direct (a person) to a source of information; refer:
To assign (authority or duties) to another; delegate.
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  1. To assign (authority or duties) to another; delegate.
  2. To appoint as one's substitute, agent, etc.
  3. To give (authority, functions, etc.) to someone else as deputy
To found (an institution, for example).
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  1. To found (an institution, for example).
  2. To give a certain office or function to; appoint
  3. To set up (an assembly, proceedings, etc.) in a legal or official form
To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
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  1. To invest with ministerial or priestly authority; confer holy orders on:
  2. To order or decree by virtue of superior authority:
  3. To decree; order; establish; enact
To give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign
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  1. To give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign
  2. To consign for future use or for preservation:
  3. To order a person’s placement in, or to send a person to, a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution, especially pursuant to court order.
To give as a trust to (someone):
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  1. To give as a trust to (someone):
  2. To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance:
  3. To charge or invest with a trust or duty
To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly:
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  1. To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly:
  2. To finish quickly or promptly
  3. To send off or out promptly, usually on a specific errand or official business
(Business) To transfer to the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping.
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  1. (Business) To transfer to the custody of, usually for sale, transport, or safekeeping.
  2. To deliver (merchandise, for example) for custody or sale.
  3. To set apart, as for a special use or purpose; assign:
(Law) To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another.
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  1. (Law) To transfer (property, rights, or interests) from one to another.
  2. To give out as a task; allot:
  3. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
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  1. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
  2. To require the use of; occupy:
  3. To draw into; involve:
To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
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  1. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
  2. To keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
(Rare) To vest or settle (a power or right) in a person, legislative body, etc.
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  1. (Rare) To vest or settle (a power or right) in a person, legislative body, etc.
  2. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit:
  3. To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return:
To identify by the right name
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  1. To identify by the right name
  2. To specify or fix:
  3. To give a name or title to; entitle; style
To enter (a horse) in a horse race
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  1. To enter (a horse) in a horse race
  2. To propose as a candidate in an election or as one to be considered for an honor or prize:
  3. (Now Rare) To name, call, or designate
To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
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  1. To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
  2. To obtain work:
  3. To get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage
To request: bespeak a favor.
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  1. To request: bespeak a favor.
  2. To be or give a sign of; indicate:
  3. To engage, hire, or order in advance:
(Comput.) To activate (a device, a software function or feature, etc.)
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  1. (Comput.) To activate (a device, a software function or feature, etc.)
  2. To supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity (to do something); make able:
  3. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) To allow a way out or excuse for an action.
To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
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  1. To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
  2. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  3. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
To choose; select
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  1. To choose; select
  2. To pick out; select:
  3. To select by divine will for salvation. Used of God.
To make a selection; choose
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  1. To make a selection; choose
  2. To take as a choice from among several; pick out.
  3. To choose or pick out from among others, as for excellence, desirability, etc.
The purpose or object of such a trip:
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  1. The purpose or object of such a trip:
  2. The thing to be done on such a trip; purpose or object for which one goes or is sent
  3. (Archaic) A mission; an embassy.
A building or compound housing a mission.
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  1. A building or compound housing a mission.
  2. An aerospace operation intended to carry out specific program objectives:
  3. A mission established abroad.
To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
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  1. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
  2. To give credit to:
  3. To authorize; give credentials to
To give permission for (something); sanction:
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  1. To give permission for (something); sanction:
  2. To grant (someone) power or authority (to do something specific).
  3. To give justification for; warrant
To give power or authority to; authorize
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  1. To give power or authority to; authorize
  2. To give ability to; enable; permit
  3. To provide (someone regarded as weak or oppressed) with the means or opportunities to improve his or her situation
To authorize, allow, or permit
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  1. To authorize, allow, or permit
  2. (Should we delete(+) this redundant sense?) To allow a way out or excuse for an action.
  3. To supply with the means, knowledge, or opportunity (to do something); make able:
To honor or dignify by a title
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  1. To honor or dignify by a title
  2. To give a title or name to
  3. To give a right or legal title to; qualify (a person) to something
To grant a license to or for; authorize.
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  1. To grant a license to or for; authorize.
  2. To give license or a license to or for; permit formally
To change the strength or flavor of (a liquid, etc.)
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  1. To change the strength or flavor of (a liquid, etc.)
  2. To be or become qualified, as by meeting requirements
  3. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics:

Synonym Study

  • License implies the giving of formal legal permission to do some specified thing and often emphasizes regulation to license hunters
  • To accredit , in this comparison, implies the sending of a person, duly authorized and with the proper credentials, as an ambassador, delegate, etc.
  • 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 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
Find another word for commission. In this page you can discover 105 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for commission, like: delegation, empowering, charging, sending, deputizing, deputation, authorizing, assignment, entrusting, commitment and committing.