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COMMISSIONED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does commissioned mean? 

COMMISSIONED (adjective)
  The adjective COMMISSIONED has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: COMMISSIONED used as an adjective is rare.


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COMMISSIONED (adjective)


Sense 1commissioned [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of military officers) holding by virtue of a commission a rank of second lieutenant or ensign or above

Antonym:

noncommissioned ((of military officers) appointed from enlisted personnel)


Sense 2commissioned [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Given official approval to act

Synonyms:

accredited; licenced; licensed; commissioned

Context examples:

an accredited college / commissioned broker / licensed pharmacist / authorized representative

Similar:

authorised; authorized (endowed with authority)


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