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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Committee  \Com*mit"tee\,  n.  [Cf.  OF  comit['e]  company,  and  LL 
  comitatus  jurisdiction  or  territory  of  a  count  county, 
  assize,  army.  The  word  was  apparently  influenced  by  the  verb 
  commit,  but  not  directly  formed  from  it  Cf  {County}.] 
  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. 
 
  {Committee  of  the  whole  [house]},  a  committee,  embracing  all 
  the  members  present,  into  which  a  legislative  or 
  deliberative  body  sometimes  resolves  itself  for  the 
  purpose  of  considering  a  particular  measure  under  the 
  operation  of  different  rules  from  those  governing  the 
  general  legislative  proceedings.  The  committee  of  the 
  whole  has  its  own  chairman,  and  reports  its  action  in  the 
  form  of  recommendations. 
 
  {Standing  committee}.  See  under  {Standing}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Committee  \Com`mit*tee"\,  n.  [From  {Commit},  v.  t.]  (Law) 
  One  to  whom  the  charge  of  the  person  or  estate  of  another,  as 
  of  a  lunatic,  is  committed  by  suitable  authority;  a  guardian. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  committee 
  n  1:  a  special  group  delegated  to  consider  some  matter  [syn:  {commission}] 
  2:  a  self-constituted  organization  to  promote  something  [syn:  {citizens 
  committee}] 




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