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
The committee then subpoenaed his businesses instead to bypass the Fifth Amendment.
The committee didn’t call three other women who alleged similar behavior by Thomas.
The committee’s announcement doesn’t detail whether the subpoenas to Flynn and Cohen contain specific deadlines.
The King County Democrats will hold a special meeting next month with precinct-committee officers from Farrell’s district to discuss who should succeed her.
A review committee comprised of city officials that took the place of a normal internal affairs investigation found that neither officer violated any police policies.
A measure prohibiting public and private employers from letting immigration agents come into their worksites or view their employee files cleared a key committee Friday.
The council during a May 22 committee of the whole meeting reached a consensus to spend $11,310 for the purchase and installation of five new racks near the Metra station, located at 100 S. Summit Ave.
Several congressional committees have been seeking information about Mr. Flynn’s activities, and there are signs more subpoenas are coming.
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Origin and Etymology of committee
First Known Use: 15th century
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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