Commission means a percentage paid to a salesperson of the price of each item sold.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Commission
- The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating.
- The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed.
- The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge.
- A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties.
- A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission.
- A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission.
- The acting under authority of, or on account of, another.
- The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city.
- The brokerage or allowance made to a factor or agent for transacting business for another; as, a commission of ten per cent on sales. See Del credere.
2. Commission
- 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.
- To send out with a charge or commission.
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