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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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