subcommittee

noun
sub·​com·​mit·​tee | \ ˈsəb-kə-ˌmi-tē How to pronounce subcommittee (audio) , ˌsəb-kə-ˈmi- \

Definition of subcommittee

: a subdivision of a committee usually organized for a specific purpose

Examples of subcommittee in a Sentence

The Senate has formed a subcommittee to set up an investigation.
Recent Examples on the Web Tang spoke to Tax Notes after a delegation from the EP’s subcommittee on tax matters met with U.S. lawmakers in May. Nana Ama Sarfo, Forbes, 8 Aug. 2022 So there was little doubt about the outcome Tuesday, as the same subcommittee took up identical measures that had crossed over from the Senate. Washington Post, 2 Mar. 2022 The site of negotiations is about 3 miles from the home of Scherzer, among the eight players on the union’s executive subcommittee. oregonlive, 22 Feb. 2022 The site of negotiations is about 3 miles from the home of Scherzer, among the eight players on the union’s executive subcommittee. Ronald Blum, chicagotribune.com, 21 Feb. 2022 Congresswoman Doris Matsui, who was born at the Poston War Relocation Authority camp in Arizona, recently recalled the concentration camps before a congressional subcommittee addressing 21st-century attacks on Asian Americans. Alice George, Smithsonian Magazine, 11 Feb. 2022 If the documents are so sensitive, why did the FTC hand them over to the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee investigating tech companies in 2019? The Editorial Board, WSJ, 27 July 2022 Over the past nine months, the subcommittee’s staff has dug deeper, obtaining internal incident reports and the testimony of around two dozen current and former employees, including Ms. Whitehead. New York Times, 26 July 2022 When the new investigation started, Portman was the chairman of the Homeland Security committee’s permanent investigations subcommittee. Andrew J. Tobias, cleveland, 26 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of subcommittee

1606, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcommittee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcommittee. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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subcommittee

noun
sub·​com·​mit·​tee | \ ˈsəb-kə-ˌmi-tē How to pronounce subcommittee (audio) \

Legal Definition of subcommittee

: a subdivision of a committee that is assigned a portion of the committee's jurisdiction, holds hearings, amends legislation, and reports to the committee

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