an instruction, command, or role given to a person or group.
one of his first commissions was to redesign the Great Exhibition building
task,employment,job,work,piece of work,project,mission,assignment,undertaking,exercise,enterprise,endeavour,solution,duty,charge,responsibility,burden,office
order or authorize the production of (something).
the portrait was commissioned by his widow in 1792
order,put in an order for,place an order for,contract for,pay for,authorize,bespeak