subcommission

noun sub·com·mis·sion \ ˌsəb-kə-ˈmi-shən \
variants: or sub-commission

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

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up subcommission? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!