Commissional to Common
(Com*mis"sion*al Com*mis"sion*a*ry) a. Of, pertaining to, or conferring, a commission; conferred
by a commission or warrant. [R.]
Delegate or commissionary authority.
(Com*mis"sion*ate) v. t. To commission [Obs.]
1. A person who has a commission or warrant to perform some office, or execute some business, for
the government, corporation, or person employing him; as, a commissioner to take affidavits or to adjust
To another address which requested that a commission might be sent to examine into the state of things
in Ireland, William returned a gracious answer, and desired the Commons to name the commissioners.
2. An officer having charge of some department or bureau of the public service.
Herbert was first commissioner of the Admiralty.
The commissioner of patents, the commissioner of the land office, the commissioner of Indian affairs,
are subordinates of the secretary of the interior. Commissioner of deeds, an officer having authority to take affidavits, depositions, acknowledgment of
deeds, etc., for use in the State by which he is appointed. [U. S.] County commissioners, certain
administrative officers in some of the States, invested by local laws with various powers in reference to
the roads, courthouses, financial matters, etc., of the county. [U. S.]
(||Com*mis`sion*naire") n. [F., fr. L. commissio.]
1. An agent or factor; a commission merchant.
2. One of a class of attendants, in some European cities, who perform miscellaneous services for travelers.
(Com*mis"sion*ship) n. The office of commissioner. Sir W. Scott.
(Com*mis"sive) a. Relating to commission; of the nature of, or involving, commission. [R.]
(Com*mis"su*ral) a. Of or pertaining to a commissure.
(Com*mis"sure) n. [L. commissura a joining together: cf. F. commissure. See Commit.]
1. A joint, seam, or closure; the place where two bodies, or parts of a body, meet and unite; an interstice,
cleft, or juncture.
2. (Anat. & Zoöl.) (a) The point of union between two parts, as the angles of the lips or eyelids, the
mandibles of a bird, etc. (b) A collection of fibers connecting parts of the brain or spinal marrow; a chiasma.
3. (Bot.) The line of junction or cohering face of two carpels, as in the parsnip, caraway, etc.
(Com*mit") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Committed; p. pr. & vb. n. Committing.] [L. committere,
commissum, to connect, commit; com- + mittere to send. See Mission.]
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