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What is the word for the act of committing? For example, The _ murder is a crime.. Sometimes we programmers say "commit" as in committing code to a version-control database, but that sounds for normal usage somewhat geeky (or wrong).

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Commission is the act of committing.

But you would say

The commission of murder is a crime.

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