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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of commission.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above; -- of military officers. Contrasts with noncommissioned.
  • adj. given official approval to act.
  • adj. created according to an order.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. given official approval to act
  • adj. (of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above


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