Committal
Committal Com*mit"tal, n. The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment. [1913 Webster]

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  • committal — (n.) 1620s, from COMMIT (Cf. commit) + AL (Cf. al) (2). As an adj., attested from 1884, apparently a back formation from NON COMMITTAL (Cf. non committal) …   Etymology dictionary

  • committal — index captivity, commitment (confinement), detention Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • committal — ► NOUN 1) the sending of someone to prison or psychiatric hospital, or for trial. 2) the burial of a corpse …   English terms dictionary

  • committal — [kə mit′ l] n. the act of committing; commitment …   English World dictionary

  • committal — [[t]kəmɪ̱t(ə)l[/t]] committals N VAR Committal is the process of officially sending someone to a prison or to hospital. [BRIT] ...his committal to prison. ...committal proceedings. (in AM, use commitment) …   English dictionary

  • committal — UK [kəˈmɪt(ə)l] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms committal : singular committal plural committals legal a) the process by which a court officially sends someone to prison or for a trial in a higher court b) the process by which a… …   English dictionary

  • committal — noun Committal is used before these nouns: ↑proceedings …   Collocations dictionary

  • committal — noun Date: 1789 commitment, consignment …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • committal — /keuh mit l/, n. an act or instance of committing; commitment. [1615 25; COMMIT + AL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • committal — 1. noun a) The act of entrusting something to someone. b) The act of committing someone to confinement; an order for someones imprisonment. See Also: commit, commitment, noncommittal …   Wiktionary

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