Definition of Committals

1. Noun. (plural of committal) ¹

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Definition of Committals

1. committal [n] - See also: committal

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Committals

commitment of mentally ill
commits suicide
committal service
committal to memory
committal to writing
committals (current term)
committed suicide
committee meeting
committee member

Literary usage of Committals

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1858)
"... and Social Importance of open and public Competitive Examinations, By E. CHADWICK. On the Effect of Good and Bad Times on committals to Prison. ..."

2. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1857)
"On tlie Effect of Good or Sad Times on committals to Prison. By THE HIST. JOHN CLAT. [Read before Section F, Economic Science and Statistics, of the British ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1875)
"Of the »hole number 118190 were English, 19541 Scotch, 72763 Irish, 79023 foreigners, and a small number unknown. of committals but only of convictions. ..."

4. The Speeches of the Late Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel, Bart.: Delivered by Robert Peel (1853)
"In 1828, he regretted to say, the committals for crime amounted to. There was no official return of the amount of increase of population in 1828 ..."

5. The Canadian Parliamentary Companion by Henry James Morgan (1864)
"committals.—In common with courts of law and equity, ... limited to the session of Parliament; committals by !that House being invalidated by a prorogation. ..."

6. Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science by G. W. Hastings, Andr. Edgar, Edw. Pears, Ch. W. Ryalls (1865)
"Proportion of committals to Executions, 6 to 1 : 206 to 33 committals. ... Convicted Proportion of committals to Convictions, 4 to 3 ' 64798 to 41020 SAME ..."

7. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1825)
"RETURN OF committals, CONVICTIONS, AND ACQUITTALS. Number of Persons committed, convicted, sentenced to death, and acquitted, in England and Wales, ..."

8. A System of Penal Discipline: With a Report on the Treatment of Prisoners in by Henry Phibbs Fry (1850)
"In England and Wales there were 116500 committals to prison for criminal ... In Ireland, 100541 committals took place in 1848, and in Scotland in the same ..."

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