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commission (2 the commonest use in S.)
1. order, mandate Meas. I. i. 13, Lr. V. iii. 254.
2. warrant All'sW. II. iii. 280, 1H6 V. iv. 95 “letters of ,” H8 I. ii. 20, &c., Rom. IV. i. 64, Lr. V. iii. 65 “Bore the commission of my place and person.”
3. “in ,” entrusted with an office Mac. I. iv. 2; cf. Cor. IV. vii. 14 “Join'd in with him; in with,” serving as a justice of the peace with 2H4 III. ii. 98.
4. body of persons charged with some specified office Lr. III. vi. 41 “You are o' the commission.”
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