Commit vs Commis - What's the difference?

commit | commis |

As a verb commit

is .

As a noun commis is

(obsolete) a deputy or clerk of a foreign official.



(Webster 1913)


  • To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to entrust; to consign; -- used with to, unto.
  • * Bible, Psalms xxxvii. 5
  • Commit thy way unto the Lord.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Bid him farewell, commit him to the grave.
  • To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
  • * Clarendon
  • These two were committed .
  • To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
  • * Bible, Exodus xx. 4
  • Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  • To join a contest; to match; followed by with .
  • To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; for example to commit oneself to a certain action'', ''to commit oneself to doing something''. (Traditionally used only reflexively but now also without ''oneself etc.)
  • * Junius
  • You might have satisfied every duty of political friendship, without committing the honour of your sovereign.
  • * Marshall
  • Any sudden assent to the proposalmight possibly be considered as committing the faith of the United States.
  • (obsolete, Latinism) To confound.
  • * Milton
  • committing short and long [quantities]
  • (obsolete) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.
  • *, II.12:
  • the sonne might one day bee found committing with his mother.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Commit not with man's sworn spouse.

    Usage notes

    To , entrust, consign. These words have in common the idea of transferring from one's self to the care and custody of another. Commit'' is the widest term, and may express only the general idea of delivering into the charge of another; as, to commit a lawsuit to the care of an attorney; or it may have the special sense of entrusting with or without limitations, as to a superior power, or to a careful servant, or of consigning, as to writing or paper, to the flames, or to prison. To ''entrust'' denotes the act of committing to the exercise of confidence or trust; as, to entrust a friend with the care of a child, or with a secret. To ''consign is a more formal act, and regards the thing transferred as placed chiefly or wholly out of one's immediate control; as, to consign a pupil to the charge of his instructor; to consign goods to an agent for sale; to consign a work to the press.

    Derived terms

    * commit suicide * commit oneself



    (en noun)
  • (computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change.
  • * 1988 , Klaus R Dittrich, Advances in Object-Oriented Database Systems: 2nd International Workshop
  • To support locking and process synchronization independently of transaction commits , the server provides semaphore objects...
  • * 2009 , Jon Loeliger, Version Control with Git
  • Every Git commit represents a single, atomic changeset with respect to the previous state.




  • (obsolete) A deputy or clerk of a foreign official
  • (chiefly, in combination) An assistant to a chef
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