Commitment Com*mit"ment, n. 1. The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison. [1913 Webster]

They were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower, whence he was within few days enlarged. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

2. A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill. [1913 Webster]

4. A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission. [1913 Webster]

5. The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged. --Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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