command (v.) 3
entrust, authorize, delegate
Cor I.i.260 [Sicinius to Brutus, of Martius] I do wonder / His insolence can brook to be commanded / Under Cominius [i.e. entrusted with a command]
Cym III.viii.9 [First Senator to all, of the conflict with Britain] to you the tribunes, / For this immediate levy, he commands / His absolute commission