Commission vs. Committee

Commission vs. Committee — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Commission and Committee

Commissionnoun

The act of granting certain powers or the authority to carry out a particular task or duty.

Committeenoun

A group of people officially delegated to perform a function, such as investigating, considering, reporting, or acting on a matter. See Usage Note at collective noun.

Commissionnoun

The authority so granted.

Committeenoun

(Archaic) A person to whom a trust or charge is committed.

Commissionnoun

The matter or task so authorized

Investigation of fraud was their commission.

Committeenoun

a body of one or more persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols

Commissionnoun

A document conferring such authorization.

Committeenoun

(archaic) a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.

Commissionnoun

A public board or administrative body

The Federal Trade Commission investigates false advertising.

Committeenoun

a special group delegated to consider some matter;

a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours

Commissionnoun

often Commission A ruling council within the Mafia that adjudicates family disputes and regulates family activities.

Committeenoun

a self-constituted organization to promote something

Commissionnoun

The act of committing or perpetrating

the commission of a crime.

Commissionnoun

A fee or percentage allowed to a sales representative or an agent for services rendered.

Commissionnoun

An official document issued by a government, conferring on the recipient the rank of a commissioned officer in the armed forces.

Commissionnoun

The rank and powers so conferred.

Commissionverb

To grant a military commission to.

Commissionverb

To grant authority for (something to be made or done); place an order for

commission a new symphony for the festival.

Commissionverb

To authorize or engage (someone to do something)

commission an architect to design a building.

Commissionverb

To put (a ship) into active service.

Commissionnoun

A sending or mission (to do or accomplish something).

Commissionnoun

An official charge or authority to do something, often used of military officers.

David received his commission after graduating from West Point.

Commissionnoun

The thing to be done as agent for another.

I have three commissions for the city.

Commissionnoun

A body or group of people, officially tasked with carrying out a particular function.

the European Commission; the Electoral Commission; the Federal Communications CommissionThe company's sexual harassment commission made sure that every employee completed the on-line course.

Commissionnoun

A fee charged by an agent or broker for carrying out a transaction.

a reseller's commissionThe real-estate broker charged a four percent commission for their knowledge on bidding for commercial properties; for their intellectual perspective on making a formal offer and the strategy to obtain a mutually satisfying deal with the seller in favour of the buyer.

Commissionnoun

The act of committing (e.g. a crime).

the commission, preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism

Commissionverb

(transitive) To send or officially charge someone or some group to do something.

James Bond was commissioned with recovering the secret documents.

Commissionverb

(transitive) To place an order for (often piece of art)

He commissioned a replica of the Mona Lisa for his living room, but the painter gave up after six months.

Commissionverb

(transitive) To put into active service

The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1944, during WWII.

Commissionnoun

a special group delegated to consider some matter;

a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours

Commissionnoun

a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary);

he works on commission

Commissionnoun

the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

Commissionnoun

the state of being in good working order and ready for operation;

put the ships into commissionthe motor was out of commission

Commissionnoun

a group of representatives or delegates

Commissionnoun

a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something;

the judge's charge to the jury

Commissionnoun

an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces

Commissionnoun

the act of committing a crime

Commissionnoun

a special assignment that is given to a person or group;

a confidential mission to Londonhis charge was deliver a message

Commissionverb

put into commission; equip for service; of ships

Commissionverb

place an order for

Commissionverb

charge with a task