subcommittee

noun sub·com·mit·tee \ ˈsəb-kə-ˌmi-tē , ˌsəb-kə-ˈmi- \
|Updated on: 16 Jun 2018

Definition of subcommittee

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

Examples of subcommittee in a Sentence

  1. The Senate has formed a subcommittee to set up an investigation.

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SUBCOMMITTEE Defined for English Language Learners

subcommittee

Definition of subcommittee for English Language Learners

  • : a part of a committee that is organized for a certain purpose


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subcommittee

noun sub·com·mit·tee \ ˈsəb-kə-ˌmi-tē \

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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