committal

[ kuh-mit-l ]
/ kəˈmɪt l /

noun

an act or instance of committing; commitment.

Nearby words

  1. commit,
  2. commit to memory,
  3. commitment,
  4. commitment ceremony,
  5. commitment fee,
  6. committed,
  7. committed facility,
  8. committee,
  9. committee of correspondence,
  10. committee of one

Origin of committal

First recorded in 1615–25; commit + -al2

Related formsself-com·mit·tal, noun

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Word Origin and History for committal

committal

n.

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

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