Standing committee
Standing Stand"ing, a. 1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn. [1913 Webster]

2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water. [1913 Webster]

3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as, a standing color. [1913 Webster]

4. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled; continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of proceeding and standing committees. [1913 Webster]

5. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from a trundle-bed). [1913 Webster]

{Standing army}. See {Standing army}, under {Army}.

{Standing bolt}. See {Stud bolt}, under {Stud}, a stem.

{Standing committee}, in legislative bodies, etc., a committee appointed for the consideration of all subjects of a particular class which shall arise during the session or a stated period.

{Standing cup}, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover.

{Standing finish} (Arch.), that part of the interior fittings, esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes, etc.

{Standing order} (a) (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregational) established by law; -- a term formerly used in Connecticut. See also under {Order}. (a) (Com.) an order for goods which are to be delivered periodically, without the need for renewal of the order before each delivery.

{Standing part}. (Naut.) (a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block, point, or other object. (b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with the running part in making a knot or the like.

{Standing rigging} (Naut.), the cordage or ropes which sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position, as the shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from {running rigging}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Standing committee — Committee Com*mit tee, n. [Cf. OF. comit[ e] company, and LL. comitatus jurisdiction or territory of a count, county, assize, army. The word was apparently influenced by the verb commit, but not directly formed from it. Cf. {County}.] One or more …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Standing Committee —    The general Canons of the American Church provide that in every Diocese there shall be a Standing Committee (usually composed of not less than three Clergymen and two laymen who shall be communicants) to be appointed by the Convention thereof …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • standing committee —    Committees of the British Parliament used for a variety of legislative business, including the detailed consideration of Bills and the handling of secondary legislation; a number are appointed for each parliamentary session.    Standing… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

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  • standing committee — noun Date: circa 1636 a permanent committee especially of a legislative body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • standing committee — noun a permanent committee meeting regularly …   English new terms dictionary

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