Simple Definition of committee
: a group of people who are chosen to do a particular job or to make decisions about something
Full Definition of committee
1 archaic : a person to whom a charge or trust is committed
2 a : a body of persons delegated to consider, investigate, take action on, or report on some matter; especially : a group of fellow legislators chosen by a legislative body to give consideration to legislative matters b : a self-constituted organization for the promotion of a common object
Examples of committee in a sentence
We're waiting for recommendations from the advisory committee.
The bill has been referred back to committee.
First Known Use of committee
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Definition of committee for Students
: a group of persons appointed or elected to study a problem, plan an event, or perform a specific duty
Legal Definition of committee
2a : a body of persons delegated or assigned to consider, investigate, act on, or report on some matter; especially : a group of fellow legislators chosen by a legislative body to consider legislative matters (as drafting bills or conducting hearings) <the Senate judiciary committee> — see also conference committee, joint committee b : a private organization for the promotion of a common object <political action committees> — compare council
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