Definitions for Committee
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Committee.
a special group delegated to consider some matter
"a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
committee, citizens committeenoun
a self-constituted organization to promote something
a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Those to whom the consideration or ordering of any matter is referred, either by some court to whom it belongs, or by consent of parties. As in parliament, after a bill is read, it is either agreed to and passed, or not agreed to; or neither of these, but referred to the consideration of some appointed by the house, to examine it farther, who thereupon are called a committee. John Cowell
Etymology: from commit.
Manchester had orders to march thither, having a committee of the parliament with him, as there was another committee of the Scottish parliament always in that army; there being also now a committee of both kingdoms residing at London, for the carrying on the war. Edward Hyde.
All corners were filled with covenanters, confusion, committee men, and soldiers, serving each other to their ends of revenge, or power, or profit; and these committee men and soldiers were possest with this covenant. Izaak Walton.
A committee or commission is a body of one or more persons subordinate to a deliberative assembly. A committee is not itself considered to be a form of assembly. Usually, the assembly sends matters into a committee as a way to explore them more fully than would be possible if the assembly itself were considering them. Committees may have different functions and their types of work differ depending on the type of the organization and its needs. A member of a legislature may be delegated a committee assignment, which gives them the right to serve on a certain committee.
A committee is a group of individuals delegated or assigned to undertake a specific role or task, or make decisions within a larger organization, government, or entity. They often include individuals with varied expertise or backgrounds relevant to the task at hand. Committees could be permanent (standing committees) or temporary (ad hoc committees). Their duties may include performance oversight, policy development, issue investigation, and recommendation formulation.
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
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.]
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
A thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.
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
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #518
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Written Corpus Frequency: #481
Rank popularity for the word 'Committee' in Nouns Frequency: #157
The numerical value of Committee in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Committee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
A camel is a horse designed by committee.
The committee has spent the last 16 months reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work underpinning the intelligence community assessment and sees no reason to dispute the conclusions, the committee continues its investigation, and I am hopeful that this installment of the committee’s work will soon be followed by additional summaries providing the American people with clarity around Russia’s activities regarding U.S. elections. Whether Russian authorities sought to meddle in the 2016 election to help Trump prevail has been a key point of contention between House and Senate intelligence committees. SEVEN KEY HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOMBSHELL WATCHDOG REPORT INTO DOJ, FBI BIAS In May,Senate Intelligence Committee leaders backed the 2017 intel community report that formally accused Russia of trying to interfere in the election to the Trump campaign's benefit. The Russian effort was extensive, sophisticated and ordered by President Putin himself for the purpose of helping Donald Trump and hurting Hillary Clinton, top Senate committee Democrat Mark Warner said in a joint statement at the time. On Tuesday, Warner said the committee's review had confirmed those findings.
In America every woman has her set of girl-friends some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.
Football is a mistake. It combines the two worst elements of American life. Violence and committee meetings.
Committee--a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
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- комисия, комитетBulgarian
- výbor, komiseCzech
- Komitee, AusschußGerman
- tuteur, comité, commission, gardien, curateurFrench
- comataidhScottish Gaelic
- ממונה, ועדהHebrew
- panitera, panitia, komiteIndonesian
- 委員會, 위원회Korean
- komîte, kom, deste, lijneKurdish
- jawatankuasa, komite, lajnah, panitia, komitiMalay
- komitéNorwegian Nynorsk
- comissão, comitéPortuguese
- комиссия, комитет, опекунRussian
- odbor, часништво, komitet, комитет, одбор, časništvoSerbo-Croatian
- výbor, komisiaSlovak
- kommitté, nämnd, utskottSwedish
- uỷ banVietnamese
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