committal


com·mit·tal

noun \kə-ˈmi-təl\

: the act of burying someone's body in a grave

law : the act or process of ordering someone to be put in a prison or a mental hospital

Full Definition of COMMITTAL

Examples of COMMITTAL

  1. a funeral service, followed by committal in the family plot
  2. She argued against the committal of the defendant to a mental hospital.

First Known Use of COMMITTAL

1789

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