Definition of Committee

1. Noun. A special group delegated to consider some matter. "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours"




2. Noun. A self-constituted organization to promote something.
Exact synonyms: Citizens Committee
Generic synonyms: Ngo, Nongovernmental Organization
Specialized synonyms: Vigilance Committee, Welcoming Committee

Definition of Committee

1. n. 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.

2. n. One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian.

Definition of Committee

1. Noun. a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Committee

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Committee

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Literary usage of Committee

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

1. Report by American Library Association War service (1919)
"AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION WAR SERVICE committee To the ¡'résilient and Members of Ihr American Library Association: Within the year now under review the ..."

2. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1902)
"For the committee of Arrangements, this sum to include all extraordinary expenses . ... The Executive committee also reported the appointment of Charles E. ..."

3. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1898)
"I will appoint the committee to consist of the following members : SAMUEL INSULL, Chicago, Chairman HM ATKINSON, Atlanta, Georgia SAMUEL SCOVIL, Cleveland, ..."

4. Journal by New York (N.Y.). Board of Education (1854)
"committee on High Schools and Training Schools (See HIGH SCHOOLS AND TRAINING SCHOOLS, committee ON). committee on Lectures and Libraries (See LECTURES AND ..."

5. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1922)
"committee on Bookbinding, Gertrude Stiles. committee on Book Buying, ML Raney. committee on Cataloging, William W. Bishop. committee on Civil Service ..."

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