Committee definition

kə-mĭtē
Frequency:
(archaic) A person to whom a trust or charge is committed.
noun
22
8
A group of people organized to support some cause.
noun
14
5
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.
noun
3
0
A person who has been civilly committed.
noun
2
0
(archaic) Someone into whose charge someone or something is committed.
noun
7
6
Advertisement
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.

noun
1
0
The guardian of a civilly committed person or the individual into whose care an incompetent person has been placed. See also conservator.
noun
1
0
A group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols.
noun
1
0
(archaic) A guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.
noun
1
0
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.
noun
4
5
Advertisement
A group of people officially delegated to perform a function, such as investigating, considering, reporting, or acting on a matter.
noun
3
5
in committee
  • under consideration by a committee, as a resolution or bill
idiom
2
0

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
committee
Plural:
committees

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

in committee

Origin of committee

  • From Middle English committe trustee from Anglo-Norman comité past participle of cometre to commit from Latin committere commit

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From commit +‎ -ee, else revival of Anglo-Norman commite, past participle of commettre (“to commit”), from Latin committere, from con- (“with”) + mittere (“to send”).

    From Wiktionary