Com·mis·sion v. t. [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.
adj 1: of military officers; holding by virtue of a commission a
rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above [ant: noncommissioned]
2: given official approval to act; "an accredited college";
"commissioned broker"; "licensed pharmacist"; "authorized
representative" [syn: accredited, licensed, licenced]