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An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. Commissioned officers derive authority directly from a sovereign power and, as such, hold a commission charging them with the duties and responsibilities of a specific office or position.

commission n 1: a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle [syn: {committee}] 2: 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" 3: the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions [syn: {commissioning}] 4: the state of being in good working order and ready for operation; "put the ships into commission"; "the motor was out of commission" 5: a group of representatives or delegates [syn: {deputation}, {delegation}, {delegacy}, {mission}] 6: a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" [syn: {charge}, {direction}] 7: an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces [syn: {military commission}] 8: the act of committing a crime [syn: {perpetration}, {committal}] 9: a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message" [syn: {mission}, {charge}] v 1: put into commission; equip for service; of ships 2: place an order for 3: charge with a task

283 Moby Thesaurus words for "commission": accomplishment, accredit, achievement, administration, allotment, allowance, appoint, assemblee, assembly, assign, assignation, assignment, at home, authorize, avails, ball, bicameral legislature, bid, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, board of aldermen, box office, brawl, budget, busywork, call on, call the signals, call upon, caucus, chamber of deputies, chare, charge, charter, chore, chunk, city board, city council, cobble, colloquium, command, commission, commissions, commit, committee, common council, completion, conclave, concourse, condition, conduct, congregation, congress, consign, contingent, conventicle, convention, convocation, council, court, credit, credits, cut, dance, darn, date, deal, declare, decree, delegate, delegation, deputation, depute, deputize, designate, designate an agent, destiny, detach, detail, devolute, devolve, devolve upon, dictate, diet, direct, direction, discharge, dispatch, disposable income, dividend, dividends, do up, doctor, dole, duty, earned income, earnings, effectuation, eisteddfod, empower, enable, enactment, end, enjoin, entrust, equal share, errand, execution, exercise, fate, federal assembly, festivity, fete, fish to fry, fix, fix up, forgathering, forum, gains, gate, gate receipts, gathering, general assembly, get, get-together, give an order, give in charge, give the word, gross, gross income, gross receipts, half, halver, handling, helping, homework, house of assembly, housewarming, implementation, income, injunction, instruct, instruction, intake, interest, issue a command, issue a writ, job, job of work, labor, legislative assembly, legislative body, legislative chamber, legislature, levee, license, lot, lower chamber, lower house, make, make-work, management, mandate, matters in hand, measure, meed, meet, meeting, mend, mess, mission, modicum, moiety, name, national assembly, net, net income, net receipts, nominate, odd job, ordain, order, order about, output, overhaul, panel, parliament, part, party, patch, patch up, percentage, performance, perpetration, piece, piece of work, plenum, portion, post, precept, prescript, prescription, proceeds, proclaim, produce, profits, project, prom, promulgate, pronounce, proportion, provincial legislature, provincial parliament, put in commission, put in order, put in repair, put in shape, quantum, quorum, quota, rake-off, rally, ration, ready, recap, receipt, receipts, receivables, reception, recondition, rendezvous, repair, representative town meeting, retread, returns, revenue, royalties, royalty, rule, say the word, seance, segment, send out, service, session, set to rights, sew up, share, shindig, sit-in, sitting, slice, small share, soiree, soviet, stake, state assembly, state legislature, stint, stock, subcommittee, symposium, synod, take, take-in, takings, task, teaching, things to do, tinker, tinker up, town meeting, transaction, transfer, turnout, unearned income, unicameral legislature, upper chamber, upper house, warrant, work, yield

Factorage \Fac"tor*age\, n. [Cf. F. factorage.] The allowance given to a factor, as a compensation for his services; -- called also a {commission}. [1913 Webster]

Commission \Com*mis"sion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Commissioned}; p. pr & vb. n. {Commissioning}.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. To send out with a charge or commission. [1913 Webster] A chosen band He first commissions to the Latian land. --Dryden. Syn: To appoint; depute; authorize; empower; delegate; constitute; ordain.

Commission \Com*mis"sion\, n. [F., fr. L. commissio. See {Commit}.] 1. The act of committing, doing, or performing; the act of perpetrating. [1913 Webster] Every commission of sin introduces into the soul a certain degree of hardness. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of intrusting; a charge; instructions as to how a trust shall be executed. [1913 Webster] 3. The duty or employment intrusted to any person or persons; a trust; a charge. [1913 Webster] 4. A formal written warrant or authority, granting certain powers or privileges and authorizing or commanding the performance of certain duties. [1913 Webster] Let him see our commission. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. A certificate conferring military or naval rank and authority; as, a colonel's commission. [1913 Webster] 6. A company of persons joined in the performance of some duty or the execution of some trust; as, the interstate commerce commission. [1913 Webster] A commission was at once appointed to examine into the matter. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 7. (Com.) (a) The acting under authority of, or on account of, another. (b) The thing to be done as agent for another; as, I have three commissions for the city. (c) 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}. [1913 Webster] {Commission of array}. (Eng. Hist.) See under {Array}. {Commission of bankruptcy}, a commission appointing and empowering certain persons to examine into the facts relative to an alleged bankruptcy, and to secure the bankrupt's lands and effects for the creditors. {Commission of lunacy}, a commission authorizing an inquiry whether a person is a lunatic or not. {Commission merchant}, one who buys or sells goods on commission, as the agent of others, receiving a rate per cent as his compensation. {Commission officer} or {Commissioned officer}, (Mil.), one who has a commission, in distinction from a noncommissioned or warrant officer. {Commission of the peace}, a commission under the great seal, constituting one or more persons justices of the peace. [Eng.] {on commission}, paid partly or completely by collecting as a commision a portion of the sales that one makes. {out of commission}, not operating properly; out of order. {To put a vessel into commission} (Naut.), to equip and man a government vessel, and send it out on service after it has been laid up; esp., the formal act of taking command of a vessel for service, hoisting the flag, reading the orders, etc. {To put a vessel out of commission} (Naut.), to detach the officers and crew and retire it from active service, temporarily or permanently. {To put the great seal into commission} or {To put the Treasury into commission}, to place it in the hands of a commissioner or commissioners during the abeyance of the ordinary administration, as between the going out of one lord keeper and the accession of another. [Eng.] {The United States Christian Commission}, an organization among the people of the North, during the Civil War, which afforded material comforts to the Union soldiers, and performed services of a religious character in the field and in hospitals. {The United States Sanitary Commission}, an organization formed by the people of the North to co["o]perate with and supplement the medical department of the Union armies during the Civil War. Syn: Charge; warrant; authority; mandate; office; trust; employment. [1913 Webster]


A salary is a form of remuneration paid periodically by an employer to an employee, the amount and frequency of which may be specified in an employment contract.

salary n : something that remunerates; "wages were paid by check"; "he wasted his pay on drink"; "they saved a quarter of all their earnings" [syn: {wage}, {pay}, {earnings}, {remuneration}] [also: {salaried}]

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "salary": base pay, compensation, dismissal wage, earnings, emolument, escalator clause, escalator plan, fee, financial remuneration, gross income, guaranteed annual wage, hire, income, living wage, minimum wage, net income, pay, pay and allowances, payment, payroll, portal-to-portal pay, purchasing power, real wages, remuneration, severance pay, sliding scale, stipend, take-home, take-home pay, taxable income, total compensation, wage, wage control, wage freeze, wage reduction, wage rollback, wage scale, wages, wages after deductions, wages after taxes

Salary \Sal"a*ry\, n.; pl. {Salaries}. [F. salaire, L. salarium, originally, salt money, the money given to the Roman soldiers for salt, which was a part of their pay, fr. salarius belonging to salt, fr. sal salt. See {Salt}.] The recompense or consideration paid, or stipulated to be paid, to a person at regular intervals for services; fixed wages, as by the year, quarter, or month; stipend; hire. [1913 Webster] This is hire and salary, not revenge. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Recompense for services paid at, or reckoned by, short intervals, as a day or week, is usually called wages. [1913 Webster] Syn: Stipend; pay; wages; hire; allowance. [1913 Webster]

Salary \Sal"a*ry\, a. [L. salarius.] Saline [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Salary \Sal"a*ry\ v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Salaried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Salarying}.] To pay, or agree to pay, a salary to; to attach salary to; as, to salary a clerk; to salary a position. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • commission: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • commission: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • commission: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • commission: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • commission: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • salary: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • salary: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • salary: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • salary: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • salary: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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