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committee of the whole

noun
1.
the entire membership of a legislative body, sitting in a deliberative rather than a legislative capacity, for informal debate and preliminary consideration of matters awaiting legislative action.
Origin of committee of the whole
1745-1755
First recorded in 1745-55
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