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

Examples of subcommission in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cohen said there were several arguments both for and against the proposal raised during the six-week period of discussion by the subcommission, but declined to give further detail. Katie Hunt, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 But several members of the subcommission said humankind’s upending of Earth was a far more sprawling story, one that might not even have a single start date across every part of the planet. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2024 Even if the subcommission’s vote is upheld and the Anthropocene proposal is rebuffed, the new epoch could still be added to the timeline at some later point. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 5 Mar. 2024 The proposal was rejected by members of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy, which is part of the International Union of Geological Sciences, according to three voting members of the subcommission contacted by CNN Tuesday. Katie Hunt, CNN, 5 Mar. 2024 Internal minutes, reviewed by The Times, show that the subcommission scrutinizes even the smallest details. Paul Sonne, New York Times, 17 Dec. 2023

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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 28 May. 2024.

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