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in commission

1. In service; in functional operating order. After three weeks in the shop, my car is finally in commission again.
2. Of a Navy vessel, manned, armed, and in condition for active service. Also phrased as "into commission." The new capital ship went into commission this Friday after a ceremonial launch. The cruiser is the oldest vessel still in commission in the entire Navy's fleet.
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out of commission

1. Not actively in use or service, as of a ship, airplane, etc. After nearly 50 years, the aircraft carrier was put out of commission in 1992.
2. Not in working or serviceable condition; broken or nonfunctional. Sorry, the car is out of commission at the moment. I think it needs a new spark plug. I'm going to be out of commission until my leg heals from this surgery.
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on commission

Giving full or partial recompense for work done based on individual sale or service rendered. My normal salary is actually pretty abysmal, but the amount I can earn on commission when I sell a property more than makes up for it. My friend is an artist who earns her living painting elaborate scenes on commission for fans of various pop-culture shows and movies.
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out of commission

 
1. Lit. [for a ship] to be not currently in use or under command. This vessel will remain out of commission for another month. The ship has been out of commission since repairs began.
2. Fig. broken, unserviceable, or inoperable; not currently in use. My watch is out of commission and needs a new battery. I can't run in the marathon because my knees are out of commission.
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in commission

see under out of commission.
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on commission

Making money based on sales or services rendered, as in Real estate agents rarely get a salary; they work largely on commission. This use of the noun commission, which generally refers to a percentage of the total price, dates from the early 1700s.
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out of commission

Not in working order, unable to function. For example, The drawbridge is out of commission so we'll have to take the tunnel. This idiom originally referred to a ship that was laid up for repairs or held in reserve. Similarly, the antonym, in commission, referred to a ship armed and ready for action. The latter term is also used in more general contexts today, as in My car's back in commission now, so we can drive to the theater. [Late 1800s]
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in/out of comˈmission

available/not available to be used: Several of the airline’s planes are temporarily out of commission and undergoing safety checks.
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in commission

1. In active service. Used of a ship.
2. In use or in usable condition.
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on commission

With a sales commission serving as full or partial recompense for the work done: sells boats on commission.
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out of commission

1. Not in active service. Used of a ship.
2. Not in use or working condition.
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Like all taxes, these amounts are not commissionable. Additionally, segment fees, PFCs, and fuel surcharges may also apply.
I thought it fair to tell you." That causes people to assign trust to that individual and remain willing to accept their recommendations for investments that are commissionable.
If, however, the benefit is skewed towards your practice, and the client would be better off remaining in a commissionable account, then transitioning to a managed account would likely be considered a nonexempt prohibited transaction.
In addition, under the new fiduciary rule, a recommendation by an investment advisor to an owner of an IRA or retirement plan account that he or she should transition from a commissionable account to a fee-based account is subject to the fiduciary rule and the compensation received as a result could be a prohibited transaction.
The remaining increase in commission and fee income was a result of higher fee income related to commissionable ancillary products sold through our previously-existing retail locations and the increase in the number of policies in force.
As soon as a KHM Travel Group Agent produces $50,000 in traveled commissionable sales in a calendar year, they are automatically enrolled into Basecamp.
Crystal Cruises Crystal Launches Commissionable Special Events Service.
Categories include GDS rates, CCRA negotiated rates, Internet rates, net rates, and 15% commissionable rates.
"Importantly, it negates the need for leisure travel agents to search for hotel offers on multiple websites, instead allowing them to access and book commissionable accommodation offers through one quick and easy process.
The availability of Travelport Rooms and More has allowed travel agents to book an even greater choice of commissionable hotel content with over 670,000 accommodation options on offer.
However, it will be necessary for such legislation or regulations to specifically define the rules applicable to commissionable insurance sales if insurance agents are to be required to be fiduciaries to their customers.
Note that port charges are not commissionable and must be subtracted from the cruise sale before the agency commission can be calculated.
"Additionally, because of Sprint's unique and complex preprocessing requirements for all commissionable transactions, we were challenged by the combination of very large data volumes (up to 2.5 million commission credits per month), a relatively short available batch window, and the need to process data on a nightly basis."
Kelly produced ABB estimates to show what might have been the case ``had exchange users been taxed at the same level as bookmakers'', saying the outcome would have been very different, based on commissionable winnings of pounds 2.22bn producing pounds 45m in gross profits tax for the Treasury and pounds 18m in levy for racing.
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