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  • The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
  • The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review
  • Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution
  • Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
  • Assuming a financial obligation at a future date
  • Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person(s)
  • Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake
  • State of being pledged or engaged
  • The trait of sincerity and focused purpose
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Com*mit"ment (?), n. 1. The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.

They were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower, whence he was within few days enlarged.

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

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

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

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

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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