According to two sources, the firm “commissioned burglaries to obtain material for journalists.”
And it should have commissioned film directors, not car hacks, to direct its spots.
In response, the CIA commissioned the “Glass Ceiling Study” to see if artificial barriers against advancement existed.
mid-14c., "authority entrusted to someone," from Latin commissionem (nominative commissio) "delegation of business," noun of action from past participle stem of committere (see commit). Meaning "body of persons charged with authority" is from late 15c.
1660s, from commission (n.). Related: Commissioned; commissioning.
A fee paid to a broker or other financial agent for negotiating a sale. The fee is based on a percentage of the sale price.