committee of the whole

Definition of committee of the whole

  1. :  the whole membership of a legislative house sitting as a committee and operating under informal rules

1689

First Known Use of committee of the whole

1689


Law Dictionary

committee of the whole

  1. :  the whole membership of a legislative house (as the House of Representatives) sitting as a committee and operating under informal parliamentary rules —called also Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union


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