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{adj: accredited, commissioned, licensed, licenced} given official approval to act
"an accredited college"
"commissioned broker"
"licensed pharmacist"
"authorized representative"

{adj: commissioned} (of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above
<-> noncommissioned

{adj: discretionary, discretional} having or using the ability to act or decide according to your own discretion or judgment
"The commission has discretionary power to award extra funds"

{adj: interstate} involving and relating to the mutual relations of states especially of the United States
"Interstate Highway Commission"
"interstate highways"
"Interstate Commerce Commission"
"interstate commerce"
<-> intrastate

{adj: noncommissioned} (of military officers) appointed from enlisted personnel
<-> commissioned

{n: Atomic Energy Commission, AEC} a former executive agency (from 1946 to 1974) that was responsible for research into atomic energy and its peacetime uses in the United States

{n: Cheops, Khufu} Egyptian Pharaoh of the 27th century BC who commissioned the Great Pyramid at Giza

{n: Commission on Human Rights} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with human rights

{n: Commission on Narcotic Drugs} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with drug traffic

{n: Commission on the Status of Women} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with the status of women in different societies

{n: Economic Commission for Africa} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development of African nations

{n: Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development of countries in Asia and the Far East

{n: Economic Commission for Europe} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development in Europe

{n: Economic Commission for Latin America} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development in Latin America

{n: Economic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commission} a commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

{n: Federal Communications Commission, FCC} an independent government agency that regulates interstate and international communications by radio and television and wire and cable and satellite

{n: Federal Trade Commission, FTC} an independent agency of the United States federal government that maintains fair and free competition; enforces federal antitrust laws; educates the public about identity theft

{n: High Commission} an embassy of one British Commonwealth country to another

{n: Holbein, Hans Holbein, Holbein the Younger} German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543)

{n: Interstate Commerce Commission, ICC} a former independent federal agency that supervised and set rates for carriers that transported goods and people between states; was terminated in 1995
"the ICC was established in 1887 as the first federal agency"

{n: National Liberation Army, ELN, Nestor Paz Zamora Commission, CNPZ} a terrorist organization in Bolivia that acts as an umbrella for numerous small indigenous subversive groups; a revival of a group with Marxist-Leninist ideologies originally established by Che Guevara in the 1960s

{n: Nuclear Regulatory Commission, NRC} an independent federal agency created in 1974 to license and regulate nuclear power plants

{n: Office of Inspector General, OIG} the investigative arm of the Federal Trade Commission

{n: Population Commission} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with population control

{n: Postal Rate Commission} an independent federal agency that recommends changes in postal rates

{n: Reserve Officers Training Corps, ROTC} a training program to prepare college students to be commissioned officers

{n: Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC} an independent federal agency that oversees the exchange of securities to protect investors

{n: Social Development Commission} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with social development

{n: Statistical Commission} the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with statistical data from member nations

{n: Trusteeship Council, TC} a permanent council of the United Nations that commissions a country (or countries) to undertake the administration of a territory

{n: Washington, Washington D.C., American capital, capital of the United States} the capital of the United States in the District of Columbia and a tourist mecca; George Washington commissioned Charles L'Enfant to lay out the city in 1791

{n: accessory after the fact} a person who gives assistance or comfort to someone known to be a felon or known to be sought in connection with the commission of a felony

{n: accessory before the fact} a person who procures or advises or commands the commission of a felony but who is not present at its perpetration

{n: accreditation} the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to educational institution that maintains suitable standards)
"a commission is responsible for the accreditation of medical schools"

{n: agent, factor, broker} a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission

{n: air attache} a military attache who is a commissioned or warrant officer in an air force

{n: army attache} a military attache who is a commissioned or warrant officer in an army

{n: blue ribbon commission, blue ribbon committee} an independent and exclusive commission of nonpartisan statesmen and experts formed to investigate some important governmental issue

{n: brevet} a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily (but without higher pay)

{n: certified milk} from dairies regulated by an authorized medical milk commission

{n: colonel} a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines who ranks above a lieutenant colonel and below a brigadier general

{n: commander} a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a lieutenant commander and below a captain

{n: commission plan} a municipal government that combines legislative and executive authority in the members of a commission

{n: commission, charge, direction} a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
"the judge's charge to the jury"

{n: commission, commissioning} the act of granting authority to undertake certain functions

{n: commission, military commission} an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces

{n: commissioned military officer} a commissioned officer in the army or air force or marine corp

{n: commissioned naval officer} a commissioned officer in the navy

{n: commissioned officer} a military officer holding a commission

{n: commissioner} a member of a commission

{n: commission} 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"

{n: commission} the state of being in good working order and ready for operation
"put the ships into commission"
"the motor was out of commission"

{n: committee, commission} a special group delegated to consider some matter
"a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

{n: commodore} a commissioned naval officer who ranks above a captain and below a rear admiral; the lowest grade of admiral

{n: conservancy} a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river

{n: deputation, commission, delegation, delegacy, mission} a group of representatives or delegates

{n: election commission} a commission delegated to supervise an election

{n: enlisted person} a serviceman who ranks below a commissioned officer

{n: ensign} a person who holds a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant junior grade

{n: fairness commission} a commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views

{n: first lieutenant} a commissioned officer in the army or air force or marines ranking above a 2nd lieutenant and below a captain

{n: flunitrazepan, Rohypnol} a depressant and tranquilizer (trade name Rohypnol) often used in the commission of sexual assault; legally available in Europe and Mexico and Colombia

{n: gamma hydroxybutyrate, GHB} a club drug available in liquid or powder form is taken orally (frequently combined with alcohol); used to incapacitate individuals for the commission of sexual assault and rape

{n: group captain} a commissioned officer (especially one in the Royal Air Force) equivalent in rank to a colonel in the army

{n: letter bond} a bond that has not been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and cannot be sold to the general public

{n: letter security} a stock or bond that is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and cannot be sold in the public market

{n: letter stock} stock that has not been registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and cannot be sold to the general public

{n: lieutenant colonel, light colonel} a commissioned officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines holding a rank above major and below colonel

{n: lieutenant commander} a commissioned officer in the navy ranking above a lieutenant and below a commander

{n: lieutenant junior grade, lieutenant JG} an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant and above ensign

{n: lieutenant} a commissioned military officer

{n: lieutenant} an officer holding a commissioned rank in the United States Navy or the United States Coast Guard; below lieutenant commander and above lieutenant junior grade

{n: line officer} a commissioned officer with combat units (not a staff officer or a supply officer)

{n: major} a commissioned military officer in the United States Army or Air Force or Marines; below lieutenant colonel and above captain

{n: mandate} the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory

{n: military court} a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel

{n: mission, charge, commission} a special assignment that is given to a person or group
"a confidential mission to London"
"his charge was deliver a message"

{n: naval attache} a military attache who is a commissioned or warrant officer in a navy

{n: perpetration, commission, committal} the act of committing a crime

{n: pirate, buccaneer, sea robber, sea rover} someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea without having a commission from any sovereign nation

{n: planning commission} a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments

{n: privateer} a privately owned warship commissioned to prey on the commercial shipping or warships of an enemy nation

{n: ranker} a commissioned officer who has been promoted from enlisted status

{n: revenue bond} a bond issued by an agency that is commissioned to finance public works; revenue from the public property is used to pay off the bond

{n: search warrant} a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; the warrant describes the locations where the officials may search

{n: second lieutenant} a commissioned officer in the army or air force or marine corps holding the lowest rank

{n: selling agent} someone who sells goods (on commission) for others

{n: staff officer} a commissioned officer assigned to a military commander's staff

{n: subaltern} a British commissioned army officer below the rank of captain

{n: supply officer} a commissioned officer responsible for logistics

{n: zoning commission} a commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use

{v: commission} charge with a task

{v: commission} place an order for

{v: commission} put into commission ; equip for service ; of ships

{v: nominate, propose} put forward ; nominate for appointment to an office
"The President nominated her as head of the Civil Rights Commission"


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