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Meaning of COMMITTEE

Pronunciation:  ku'mitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a special group delegated to consider some matter; "A committe is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  2. [n]  a self-constituted organization to promote something

COMMITTEE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: citizens committee, commission
 See Also: administrative body, administrative unit, board, commissioner, committee member, conservancy, Economic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commission, election commission, ethics committee, ethics panel, fairness commission, finance committee, jury, National Security Council, NSC, organisation, organization, PAC, panel, planning commission, politburo, political action committee, praesidium, presidium, select committee, standing committee, steering committee, subcommittee, vestry, vigilance committee, welcoming committee, zoning commission



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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 elected or appointed, to whom any matter
    or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by
    a court, or by any collective body of men acting together.
    {Committee of the whole [house]}, a committee, embracing all
       the members present, into which a legislative or
       deliberative body sometimes resolves itself, for the
       purpose of considering a particular measure under the
       operation of different rules from those governing the
       general legislative proceedings. The committee of the
       whole has its own chairman, and reports its action in the
       form of recommendations.
    {Standing committee}. See under {Standing}.
  2. \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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ad hoc committee, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, ball, board, body, brawl, cabinet, caucus, colloquium, commission, committee of one, conclave, concourse, congregation, congress, conventicle, convention, convocation, council, dance, date, delegation, deputation, diet, eisteddfod, festivity, fete, forgathering, forum, gathering, get-together, housewarming, levee, meet, meeting, mission, panel, party, plenum, prom, quorum, rally, reception, rendezvous, seance, session, shindig, sit-in, sitting, soiree, special committee, standing committee, subcommittee, symposium, synod, turnout