Definition of Committal

1. Noun. The official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital).

Exact synonyms: Commitment, Consignment
Generic synonyms: Confinement
Derivative terms: Commit, Commit, Consign



2. Noun. The act of committing a crime.

Definition of Committal

1. n. The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment.

Definition of Committal

1. Noun. The act of entrusting something to someone. ¹

2. Noun. The act of committing someone to confinement; an order for someone's imprisonment. ¹

3. Noun. The act of perpetrating an offence. ¹

4. Noun. The act of committing a body to the grave at a burial or to the furnace at a cremation. ¹

5. Adjective. Of or relating to a committee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Committal

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Committal

commit to memory
commital
commitment
commitment-phobe
commitment-phobes
commitment-phobia
commitment-phobic
commitment of mentally ill
commitmentphobe
commitmentphobes
commitments
commitology
commits
commits suicide
committable
committal
committal service
committal to memory
committal to writing
committals
committed suicide
committedly
committedness
committee
committee meeting
committee member
committeeman
committeemen
committeepeople

Literary usage of Committal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Juvenile Offenders by William Douglas Morrison (1897)
"... of these institutions—Cost of juvenile institutions—Effect on crime of institutions for juvenile offenders—Prison population—Committal to prison—Cases ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"1. delivery, consignment, consignation, committal, intrust- ment, ... reduction, committal. common, a. 1. general, universal, mutual (properly only of two); ..."

3. History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the by Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1884)
"Two days after the committal of Cham- ... The warrant of committal 1 Council Register, Aug. 31. 1 Form of Submission, Rushworth, ..."

4. A History of the Criminal Law of England by James Fitzjames Stephen (1883)
"PROCEDURE DOWN TO Committal FOR TRIAL OR BAIL. C1r. vll. HAVING in the last chapter traced the history of the courts of a criminal jurisdiction, ..."

5. A Digest of the Law of Libel and Slander: And of Actions on the Case for by William Blake Odgers, James Bromley Eames (1905)
"Formerly there was a sharp distinction between committal and attachment. Committal was the proper punishment for doing a prohibited act, and attachment for ..."

6. A Digest of the Law of Libel and Slander: The Evidence, Procedure, and by William Blake Odgers (1887)
"Formerly there was a sharp distinction between committal and attachment. Committal was the proper punishment for doing a prohibited act, and attachment for ..."

7. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in ...by Edward William Cox by Edward William Cox (1907)
"... obtained by a fugitive criminal against whom the magistrate has upon the evidence before him made an order of committal under the Extradition Act, 1870, ..."

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