What does Committee mean?

Definitions for Committee
kəˈmɪt iCom·mit·tee

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Committee.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. committee, commissionnoun

    a special group delegated to consider some matter

    "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

  2. committee, citizens committeenoun

    a self-constituted organization to promote something

Wiktionary

  1. committeenoun

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

    Etymology: comité, past participle of commettre, from committere, from con- + mittere.

  2. committeenoun

    a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.

    Etymology: comité, past participle of commettre, from committere, from con- + mittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Committeenoun

    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

    Etymology: [From Commit, v. t.]

  2. Committeeverb

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

    Etymology: [From Commit, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Committee

    A committee is a type of small deliberative assembly that is usually intended to remain subordinate to another, larger deliberative assembly—which when organized so that action on committee requires a vote by all its entitled members, is called the "Committee of the Whole". Committees often serve several different functions: ⁕Governance: in organizations considered too large for all the members to participate in decisions affecting the organization as a whole, a committee is given the power to make decisions, spend money, or take actions. Some or all such powers may be limited or effectively unlimited. For example of the later case, the Board of directors can frequently enter into binding contracts and make decisions which once taken or made, can't be taken back or undone under the law. ⁕Coordination: individuals from different parts of an organization might meet regularly to discuss developments in their areas, review projects that cut across organizational boundaries, talk about future options, etc. Where there is a large committee, it is common to have smaller committees with more specialized functions - for example, Boards of Directors of large corporations typically have an audit committee, finance committee, compensation committee, etc. Large academic conferences are usually organized by a co-ordinating committee drawn from the relevant professional body.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. committee

    A thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.

Editors Contribution

  1. committee

    A group of elected people with a specific role, responsibility and authority to provide a specific service or purpose with accurate and defined role, responsibilities and goals. The members are focused on cocreating optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, fasttrack of social housing, public housing, council housing and affordable housing building projects, right to free education, right to parent, right to free preschool education, right to a standard of living, creation of a national living wage and universal living income system, right to internet access, economic stability, financial stability, civil rights, equal rights, equal opportunities, employment rights, childrens rights, sustainable development, sustainable development goals, united partnership, multi-party working, community empowerment systems, equal distribution of income, wealth, fairness and justness across society, the country, europe and the world and contribute to the cocreation of global and national peace agreements, peace treaties, the universes truth and a fair, just and transparent system of checks and balances.

    The committee are very efficient and effective in their role.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #518

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Written Corpus Frequency: #481

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Nouns Frequency: #157

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Committee in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Committee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Committee in a Sentence

  1. John Sousa:

    Reeter said. The two PACs have had the same goal, but traditionally used different methods to achieve it. Our Children’s Future has been more focused on getting big donors to put in large contributions, while The 2016 Committee said that they are more of a grassroots movement that typically brings in donations that average less than $100 per donation. Sousa told FoxNews.com that one of the reasons for not merging entirely was the logistical headache and the costs that would be required to comply with Federal Electoral Commission rules. However, he didn’t rule out them becoming one entity at some point in the future. We’ll take one day at a time and let’s see what happens, at the end of the day we’re going to do what’s best to get Dr. Carson elected.

  2. John Dean:

    In many ways the Mueller report is to President Trump what the so-called Watergate road map, officially titled the grand jury report... was to President Richard Nixon, stated a little differently, Robert Mueller has provided Judiciary Committee with a road map.

  3. Adam Smith:

    I talked to( James Mattis), and he said he was perfectly willing to come before the House Armed Services Committee and talk to us, but the President Donald Trump administration said' no.' So he didn't. That's the big difference, the Biden people have told me that The Biden people're willing to let him.

  4. Tim Huelskamp:

    I assume there will be some discussions about it, there are all sorts of Social Security reforms in there. You would think that should go through a committee. I don't think there have been any hearings.

  5. Chuck Schumer:

    Every day, Republican obstruction of Kavanaugh's record gets worse and worse, not only is a massively conflicted Republican lawyer, who previously worked for Judge Judge Kavanaugh, cherry-picking what documents Senate Judiciary Committee can see, he is now telling the Committee what the rest of the Senate and the American public can see -- and Republicans are playing along.

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