standing committee

noun

Definition of standing committee

  1. :  a permanent committee especially of a legislative body

Circa 1636

First Known Use of standing committee

circa 1636


Law Dictionary

standing committee

noun

Legal Definition of standing committee

  1. :  a permanent committee; especially :  one in a house or senate with jurisdiction over legislation in a particular area (as the judiciary or the armed services)


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up standing committee? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!