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commission

verb [T]
 
/kəˈmɪʃən/
to ask someone do a particular piece of work for you: The newspaper commissioned a series of articles on the fashion industry.
out of commission broken or not available to be used: put sth/take sth out of commission In Port Arthur, three major refineries were taken out of commission by power failures. → See also decommission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, overriding commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission
(Definition of commission verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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