A commission is a payment that an employee makes based on a sale. Some employees earn commission in addition to their base income, while other employees work only on commission. When an employee earns a commission, they make a portion of the sale in income.What is the etymology of commission?
Etymology. Borrowed from Old French commission, from Latin commissio (“sending together; commission”), from prefix com- (“with”), + noun of action missio (“sending”), from perfect passive participle missus (“sent”), from the verb mittō (“to send”), + noun of action suffix -io .