What does committee mean?

Definitions for committee
kəˈmɪt icom·mit·tee

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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.

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. Anita Hill:

    The reluctance of someone to come forward demonstrates that even in the #MeToo era, it remains incredibly difficult to report harassment, abuse or assault by people in power, judiciary Committee should put in place a process that enables anyone with a complaint of this nature to be heard. I have seen firsthand what happens when such a process is weaponized against an accuser, and no one should have to endure that again.

  2. The IOC:

    After a careful review of all alternatives, the BTF (Boxing Task Force) approved the proposal of the Jordan Olympic Committee today, in order to confirm the competition dates and location as soon as possible, in the best interest of the athletes preparing for the qualifier.

  3. Chairman Nadler:

    Robert Mueller's trying to blackmail House Judiciary Committee, the administration can not dictate the terms of our hearing in our hearing room.

  4. Michael Adams:

    ( Brown) hired the assistant coach, the administrative assistant and recruited the student-athlete involved, the committee held him responsible.

  5. Jerry Nadler:

    I see no need to resort to the criminal contempt statute to enforce our April 19 subpoena, at least for now, so long as Justice Department upholds Justice Department end of the bargain, but our arrangement with Justice Department does not extend to the full scope of our request for the full Mueller report and its underlying materials, including grand jury information, nor does it extend to our demand that Don McGahn, Don McGahn, testify before Judiciary Committee.

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