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

  2. committeenoun

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Committeenoun

    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.

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

  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

  3. 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. House Democrats:

    He came to House Foreign Affairs Committee once, stayed for about four hours... several months later, he appeared before the Senate but did not appear before the House. That was a snub any way New York Democrat want to look at it.

  2. Elijah Cummings:

    The Committee has obtained direct evidence that multiple high-level White House officials have been violating the Presidential Records Act by using personal email accounts, text messaging services, and even encrypted applications for official business - and not preserving those records in compliance with federal law.

  3. House Administration chairwoman:

    ( Bolton's) latest flash report reveals, again, disturbing inadequacies in the Department leadership's preparation for, and response to, the January 6 attack, examining these latest findings and recommendations will assist The House Administration Committee as we contemplate reforms.

  4. The IAAF president:

    I can’t draw conclusions to this because this is clearly a process, the ultimate authority at the Olympics is the International Olympic Committee.

  5. Bob Deans:

    As the most populous country on Earth, China has much to do with the kind of world the next generation will inherit, in our country and around the world, we look forward to discussing that work with Chairman Bishop and the committee.

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