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joint committee

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noun Government.
  1. a committee appointed from both houses of a bicameral legislature in order to reach a compromise on their differences concerning a particular issue.

Origin of joint committee

An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
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  • In the “Draft Hymnal,” prepared by a joint-committee of the three leading denominations in Scotland, there are 557 hymns.

    Hymns of the Early Church

    John Brownlie