standing committee

noun

Definition of standing committee

:a permanent committee especially of a legislative body

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First Known Use of standing committee

circa 1636


Law Dictionary

standing committee

noun

legal Definition of standing committee

: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)

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