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committal

[kuh-mit-l] /kəˈmɪt l/
noun
1.
an act or instance of committing; commitment.
Origin of committal
1615-1625
First recorded in 1615-25; commit + -al2
Related forms
self-committal, noun
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n.

1620s, from commit + -al (2). As an adjective, attested from 1884, apparently a back-formation from non-committal.

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