subcommission

noun sub·com·mis·sion \ ˌsəb-kə-ˈmi-shən \
variants: or sub-commission
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subcommission

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

First Known Use of subcommission

1798


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