command (v.)
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
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