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Definitions of committee

  1. a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  3. One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. One or more persons appointed to consider or manage any matter. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. One or more persons to whom some special business is committed by a court or assembly or other body of men. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Persons appointed to manage any business. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A person or persons appointed to act upon some matter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. The person to whom the care of an idiot or lunatic is committed, the Lord Chancellor being the committor. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. A number of persons chosen to consider and manage any matter. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. One or more persons appointed by a collective body of men acting together, to whom some particular matter or business is referred. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for committee

  1. As I have not the honor of being a member of the committee which your majesty has appointed to take the condition of France into consideration, I was unable to hear the speeches delivered at the meeting. – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. Finally, he lit on a letter from one of his colleagues on the Central Modernist Committee – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
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