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Definition: Commission of array 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] Array \Ar*ray"\, n. [OE. arai, arrai, OF. arrai, arrei, arroi, order, arrangement, dress, F. arroi; a (L. ad) + OF. rai, rei, roi, order, arrangement, fr. G. or Scand.; cf. Goth. raidjan, garaidjan, to arrange, MHG. gereiten, Icel. rei[eth]i rigging, harness; akin to E. ready. Cf. Ready, Greith, Curry.] 1. Order; a regular and imposing arrangement; disposition in regular lines; hence, order of battle; as, drawn up in battle array. [1913 Webster] Wedged together in the closest array. --Gibbon. [1913 Webster] 2. The whole body of persons thus placed in order; an orderly collection; hence, a body of soldiers. [1913 Webster] A gallant array of nobles and cavaliers. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 3. An imposing series of things. [1913 Webster] Their long array of sapphire and of gold. --Byron. [1913 Webster] 4. Dress; garments disposed in order upon the person; rich or beautiful apparel. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 5. (Law) (a) A ranking or setting forth in order, by the proper officer, of a jury as impaneled in a cause. (b) The panel itself. (c) The whole body of jurors summoned to attend the court. [1913 Webster] To challenge the array (Law), to except to the whole panel. --Cowell. --Tomlins. --Blount. Commission of array (Eng. Hist.), a commission given by the prince to officers in every county, to muster and array the inhabitants, or see them in a condition for war. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
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