sub·​com·​mis·​sion | \ ˌsəb-kə-ˈmi-shən How to pronounce subcommission (audio) \
variants: or sub-commission
plural subcommissions or sub-commissions

Definition of subcommission

: 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

First Known Use of subcommission

1798, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcommission.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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