committee

  • 1committee — com‧mit‧tee [kəˈmɪti] noun [countable] a group of people within an organization such as a government, company, or political party who have been chosen or elected in order to do a particular job, take decisions etc: • They will discuss the issue… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2committee — com·mit·tee n 1: a person to whom a charge (as an incompetent) is committed compare conservator, curator, guardian, tutor …

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  • 3committee — can take a singular or plural construction, depending on the sense. If the emphasis is on collectivity or unity, it is treated as singular; if the emphasis is on the individuality of its members, it is treated as plural. Examples: • The committee …

    Modern English usage

  • 4Committee — 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 persons… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5committee — The code directs or allows committees to appear and act on behalf of various classes of creditors. Generally, there is a committee of unsecured creditors in a Chapter 11 case. There also may be committees of equity security holders (shareholders) …

    Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • 6committee — ► NOUN 1) (treated as sing. or pl. ) a group of people appointed for a specific function by a larger group. 2) Law, Brit. a person to whom another person or another person s property is entrusted. ● Committee of the whole House Cf. ↑Committee of… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7committee — [kə mit′ē] n. [ME committe, a representative < Anglo Fr commité, pp. (for Fr commis) of commettre, to commit < L committere: see COMMIT] 1. a group of people chosen, as from the members of a legislature or club, to consider, investigate,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8Committee — Com mit*tee , n. [From {Commit}, v. t.] (Law) One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9Committee — (engl., spr. Kammitti), so v. w. Comité …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 10committee — 1620s, from COMMIT (Cf. commit) + EE (Cf. ee), or else a revival of Anglo Fr. commite, pp. of commettre to commit, from L. committere (see COMMIT (Cf. commit)). Originally person to whom something is committed (late 15c.); the 17c. sense was a… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11committee — [n] group working on project board, bureau, cabinet, chamber, commission, consultants, convocation, council, investigators, jury, panel, representatives, task force, trustees; concept 381 …

    New thesaurus

  • 12Committee — For other uses, see Committee (disambiguation). Committee room, designed 1901, in Halifax Town Hall A committee (or commission ) is a type of small deliberative assembly that is usually intended to remain subordinate to another, larger… …

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  • 13committee — n. 1) to appoint, establish, form, organize, set up a committee 2) to disband a committee 3) an ad hoc; advisory; budget; credentials; executive; grievance; nominating; planning; program; select; special; standing; steering; strike; watchdog;… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14committee — 01. There is a meeting of the Maintenance [committee] at three o clock this afternoon. 02. The safety [committee] is meeting Tuesday to make plans in case of an earthquake. 03. The [committee] members are all volunteers. 04. The testing… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 15committee — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ central ▪ joint ▪ standing ▪ ad hoc, special ▪ select ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16committee — com|mit|tee W1S3 [kəˈmıti] n [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: committee person something is committed to (15 17 centuries), from commit] [C also + plural verb British English] a group of people chosen to do a particular job, make decisions etc committee …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17committee — A person, or an assembly or board of persons, to whom the consideration, determination, or management of any matter is committed or referred, as by a court or legislature. An individual or body to whom others have delegated or committed a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 18committee — A person, or an assembly or board of persons, to whom the consideration, determination, or management of any matter is committed or referred, as by a court or legislature. An individual or body to whom others have delegated or committed a… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 19committee — n. 1 a a body of persons appointed for a specific function by, and usu. out of, a larger body. b such a body appointed by Parliament etc. to consider the details of proposed legislation. c (Committee) Brit. the whole House of Commons when sitting …

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  • 20committee — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. See council, commission. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. board, bureau, council, panel, consultants, investigators, trustees, advisory group, task force, board of inquiry, appointed group, cabinet,… …

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