Definition of committee
1 archaic : a person to whom a charge or trust is committed
2a : a body of persons delegated to consider, investigate, take action on, or report on some matter an advisory committee; especially : a group of fellow legislators chosen by a legislative body to give consideration to legislative matters The bill has been sent back to committee.b : a self-constituted organization for the promotion of a common object the Olympic Committee the Northwest Wildlife Committee
Examples of committee in a Sentence
We're waiting for recommendations from the advisory committee.
The bill has been referred back to committee.
Recent Examples of committee from the Web
Reser helped get Boyer involved in a Park Hills City Council communications committee that developed a new city website.
The Senate is preparing to take up the annual Pentagon policy measure produced by the committee.
Fajman said since 1999 the committee has been late filing required campaign finance reports 11 times.
Columbia’s disciplinary committee dismissed the case, and police declined to pursue charges.
House Budget Committee chair Diane Black has been struggling for months to come up with a budget blueprint her own committee members can support.
The committee made clear in the Louisville case that the head coach is responsible for everything on his watch, so this change would come too late to help in this case.
Grossman sits on JNF's national board, is the organization's national chairperson of its social media committee and is the co-chair of the Nefesh B'Nefesh Task Force.
Collusion between Russia and members of the Trump campaign is one of several allegations being investigated by the F.B.I., under special counsel Robert Mueller, as well as by parallel inquiries by the intelligence committees in the House and Senate.
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COMMITTEE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of committee for English Language Learners
: a group of people who are chosen to do a particular job or to make decisions about something
COMMITTEE Defined for Kids
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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