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Definition of "committee" []

  • A group of people officially delegated to perform a function, such as investigating, considering, reporting, or acting on a matter. See Usage Note at collective noun. (noun)
  • Archaic A person to whom a trust or charge is committed. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "committee" in a sentence
  • "The committee may be either a “standing committee, ” appointed for a definite time, as a session or a year; or a “special [or select] committee, ” appointed for a special purpose; or a “committee of the whole” consisting of the entire assembly."
  • "It is, doubtless, in humble imitation of such illustrious examples, that an Irishman of the lowest class, when he means to express that he is a member of a committee, says, _I am a committee_; thus consolidating the power, wisdom, and virtue of a whole committee in his own person."
  • "It looks like Chicken's Don't Have Armpits isn't even going to be a choice that the title committee will look at."