sub·​com·​mit·​tee ˈsəb-kə-ˌmi-tē How to pronounce subcommittee (audio)
: 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 DiBernardo: The town council and specifically the Teen Violence Subcommittee has failed our residents by the way some of them politicized the subcommittee and failed to take timely and meaningful action. Maritza Dominguez, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2024 Health district director Aimee Krauss said during a July meeting of the Bloomfield town council’s Public Health, Safety and Environment subcommittee that in the last year, the department has dealt with 781 cases related to housing conditions. Ginny Monk, Hartford Courant, 8 July 2024 The committee has more than 100 people and over 35 subcommittees that help pull the activities together. N'dea Yancey-Bragg, USA TODAY, 3 July 2024 The top Democrat on the subcommittee, Rep. Kathy Castor of Florida, said Banka’s refusal to appear at the hearing left critical questions unanswered. Kyle Feldscher, CNN, 25 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for subcommittee 

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Word History

First Known Use

1606, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subcommittee was in 1606

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“Subcommittee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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sub·​com·​mit·​tee ˈsəb-kə-ˌmit-ē How to pronounce subcommittee (audio)
: a part of a committee usually organized for a certain purpose

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