Definitions for committee
Here are all the possible meanings 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.
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
It's reprehensible that the International Olympic Committee has bowed down to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), ignored their gross human rights violations, and allowed them to host this year's Olympics, just as they did in 2008, the CCP will certainly use these Olympics in an attempt to whitewash their genocide, military aggression and oppression of their own people.
Now, she's (Pocock) a very prominent LGBT activist, head of an organization speaking before the House Oversight Committee. So, she obviously has a lot of influence and power. She was saying that these people do not even exist. People like me don't exist.
They used the taxpayer dollars and peoples anxiety, got into their lives. By the way, Chairman Schiff is completely compromised, you want to find one person who is compromised ? Hes the head of the House Intelligence Committee, and he spent more time on TV than at that committee over the last however many years.
It’s the most political and least legitimate committee in American history.
I’m not arrogant or naive enough to believe that what passes the House is what will go to the president’s desk, but I am hopeful to have that conversation with the Senate in the context of the conference committee.
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Translations for committee
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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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