committal

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

    English terms dictionary

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

    English World dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    Collocations dictionary

  • 9 committal — noun Date: 1789 commitment, consignment …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

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

    Universalium

  • 11 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

  • 12 committal — com|mit|tal [kəˈmıtl] n [U and C] 1.) the process in which a court sends someone to a mental hospital or prison 2.) formal the burying or cremating of a dead person …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 committal — com|mit|tal [ kə mıtl ] noun count or uncount the process by which a court officially sends someone to prison or for a TRIAL in a higher court a. the process by which a court officially sends someone who is mentally ill to a hospital …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 committal —   …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 15 committal — com mit·tal || tl n. consignment to a penal or mental institution …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 committal — noun 1》 the sending of someone to prison or psychiatric hospital, or for trial. 2》 the burial of a corpse …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 committal — n. Intrusting, depositing, perpetrating, etc. See commit, in all its senses …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 18 committal — noun (C, U) 1 the process in which a court sends someone to a mental hospital or prison 2 formal the burying or cremating (cremate) of a dead person …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 committal — com·mit·tal …

    English syllables

  • 20 committal — com•mit•tal [[t]kəˈmɪt l[/t]] n. an act or instance of committing, as to an institution or cause; commitment • Etymology: 1615–25 …

    From formal English to slang