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committal

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noun com·mit·tal \kə-ˈmi-təl\

Simple Definition of committal

  • : 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.



1789

First Known Use of committal

1789


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