in commission

[in commission] or [into commission] {adv.} or {adj. phr.} 1. Onduty or ready to be put on duty by a naval or military service; inactive service.

The old battleship has been in commission fortwenty years.

It took many months to build the new bomber, and nowit is ready to be put into commission.

2. In proper condition; in useor ready for use; working; running.

The wheel of my bicycle wasbroken, but it is back in commission now.

Compare: IN ORDER(2).Contrast: OUT OF COMMISSION(2).