sub·​com·​mis·​sion ˌsəb-kə-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce subcommission (audio)
variants or sub-commission
plural subcommissions or sub-commissions
: a secondary or subordinate commission
Nobody from the city of Yakima's Historic Preservation Commission attended the commissioners meeting Tuesday morning. But the group discussed the A Street Buildings at its meeting last week and formed a two-person subcommission to examine it further. Patrick D. Muir
Legislation broadly defines rights of persons with disabilities and provides for a national commission and regional subcommissions to promote their rights. United States Department of State

Word History

First Known Use

1798, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subcommission was in 1798

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“Subcommission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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