Committee meaning

kə-mĭt'ē
A person to whom a trust or charge is committed.
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A group of people organized to support some cause.
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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.

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