The definition of a committee is a group of people who have been assembled, especially for a specific purpose.
An example of a committee is a group of people assembled for the purpose of fundraising.
- a group of people chosen, as from the members of a legislature or club, to consider, investigate, and report or act on some matter or on matters of a certain kind
- a group of people organized to support some cause
- Archaic someone into whose charge someone or something is committed
Origin of committeeMiddle English committe, a representative ; from Anglo-French commité, past participle (for French commis) of commettre, to commit ; from Classical Latin committere: see commit
under consideration by a committee, as a resolution or bill
- A group of people officially delegated to perform a function, such as investigating, considering, reporting, or acting on a matter. See Usage Note at collective noun.
- Archaic A person to whom a trust or charge is committed.
Origin of committeeFrom Middle English committe, trustee, from Anglo-Norman comité, past participle of cometre, to commit, from Latin committere; see commit.
committee - Legal Definition
- A person or group of people who are members of a larger body or organization and are appointed or elected by the body or organization to consider, investigate, or make recommendations concerning a particular subject or to carry out some other duty delegated to it by the body or organization on an ad hoc or permanent basis.
- A person who has been civilly committed.
- The guardian of a civilly committed person or the individual into whose care an incompetent person has been placed. See also conservator.