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, commission(noun)

    a special group delegated to consider some matter

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

  2. committee, citizens committee(noun)

    a self-constituted organization to promote something

Wiktionary

  1. committee(Noun)

    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. committee(Noun)

    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. Committee(noun)

    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. Committee(verb)

    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 creating optimum health, human rights, right to life, shared prosperity for all, stability, unity government, solidarity, cohesion, animal rights, right to life, right to housing, right to education, right to be a parent, right to childcare, right to a standard of living, 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. Lina Khatib:

    But so far, despite this, elections have always been accepted as free and fair, this is the first time we see the influence of the AKP in the election committee, being used to influence the results of the election.

  2. H. Ross Perot:

    If you see a snake, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes.

  3. Roger Stone:

    > Washington( CNN) In one of the most anticipated congressional hearings in -- at least -- a generation, Michael Cohens spent better than six hours answering questions from members of Committee Democrats about the decade he spent working for Donald Trump.Much of the hearing was simply partisan jousting. Committee Democrats sought to tease out details of Trump's role in hush money payments made to two women alleging affairs with Ivanka Trump in the mid-2000s, and how long conversations about the Trump Tower Moscow project continued into the 2016 general election campaign. Republicans sought to remind people that Cohen was a liar, having already pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, and was likely to write a book about his experiences. ( I'm still not sure what that second point has to do with anything, but that's what they focused on !) Amid all of the yelling and partisanship, however, we did learn some things from Cohen. And he confirmed some other things. My list is below.1. Cohen said Ivanka Trump spoke with Roger Stone about WikiLeaksSaid Cohen in Ivanka Trump opening statement :.

  4. Robert Menendez:

    Whenever I pursued [ the subject ], either in individual conversation or in questions before the full committee, no one alluded that there were any conversations going on with the Castro regime, one would begin to wonder to what degree State Department was engaged in all this. Certainly, as someone who is going to continue to have a leadership role on the committee on Senate Foreign Relations, it's going to create a doubt in my mind when State Department witnesses come before the committee. Are State Department witnesses either telling us the entire truth, or are State Department witnesses just shunned out of the process by White House ? Either way, it's going to create some real concerns( over) the veracity of what we're hearing in testimony, as we move forward.

  5. Sarah Sanders:

    It should be done the way the Republicans did it when Steve King made terrible comments. We called it out by name, stripped him of his committee memberships and we'd like to see The Democrats follow suit.

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