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- a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Com*mit"tee (?), n. [Cf. OF.
comité 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.
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
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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