committee

[ kuh-mit-ee ]
/ kəˈmɪt i /

noun

a person or group of persons elected or appointed to perform some service or function, as to investigate, report on, or act upon a particular matter.
Law. an individual to whom the care of a person or a person's estate is committed.

Origin of committee

1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French; see commit, -ee

OTHER WORDS FROM committee

com·mit·tee·ism, com·mit·tee·ship, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH committee

board committee council panel trust

usage note for committee

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British Dictionary definitions for committee

committee

noun

(kəˈmɪtɪ) a group of people chosen or appointed to perform a specified service or function
(ˌkɒmɪˈtiː) (formerly) a person to whom the care of a mentally incompetent person or his property was entrusted by a courtSee also receiver (def. 2)

Word Origin for committee

C15: from committen to entrust + -ee
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