What is the exact meaning of the relation “commissioned by” .
There are at least two possible meanings:
- To allow/authorize somebody to do something
- To place an order to do something
The reason for this question is the book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams's_Starship_Titanic:_A_Novel
where Douglas Adams, who appears as the writer on my edition, asked Terry Jones to write the story.
Or do we just use it for both meanings?