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Meaning of committee by Wiktionary Dictionary



    ( Can we verify this etymology? ) Anglo-Norman comité, past participle of commettre ( “to commit” ), from Latin committere, from con- ( “with” ) + mittere ( “to send” ) .


    group of persons
    • enPR: kə-mĭtʹē, IPA: [kəˈmɪt.i], SAMPA: /k@"mIt.i/
    • Rhymes: -ɪti
    person in charge of another
    • ( UK ) IPA: [kɒmɪˈtiː], SAMPA: /kQmIt"i:/
    • Rhymes: -iː
    • ( US ) enPR: käm-ĭ-tēʹ, IPA: [kɑmɪˈtiː], SAMPA: /kAmIt"i:/
    • Rhymes: -iː


    committee ( plural: committees )

    1. a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols
    2. ( archaic ) a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself .

Explanation of committee by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a special group delegated to consider some matter

    2. a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours- Milton Berle
    3. a self-constituted organization to promote something