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noun com·mit·tee \kə-ˈmi-tē, sense 1 also ˌkä-mi-ˈtē\

Simple Definition of committee

  • : a group of people who are chosen to do a particular job or to make decisions about something

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of committee

  1. 1 archaic :  a person to whom a charge or trust is committed

  2. 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

  1. We're waiting for recommendations from the advisory committee.

  2. The bill has been referred back to committee.



15th Century

First Known Use of committee

15th century



COMMITTEE Defined for Kids

committee

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noun com·mit·tee \kə-ˈmi-tē\

Definition of committee for Students

  1. :  a group of persons appointed or elected to study a problem, plan an event, or perform a specific duty




Law Dictionary

committee

noun com·mit·tee

Legal Definition of committee

  1. 1 :  a person to whom a charge (as an incompetent) is committed — compare conservator, curator, guardian, tutor

  2. 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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