Origin of committee
See collective noun.
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Examples from the Web for committee
But Chechen leader Kadyrov does not think that Committee Against Torture was needed in Chechnya.Putin’s Favorite Acolyte Terrorizes Human Rights Activists
December 14, 2014
The White House was informed by the committee on Monday that the report would be released the following day.CIA Offers New Security Checks for ‘Torture Report’ Spies
Shane Harris, Kimberly Dozier
December 9, 2014
Team Christie has greeted the committee's news with somewhat predictable gloating.Democrats Clear Christie In Bridgegate Investigation
December 5, 2014
The committee recommended a single—and simple—principle be applied to the law, that of consent.
When he was appointed few expected that he would be able to guide his committee to a radical conclusion but he did.
Mr. Roebuck gave notice of the appointment of his committee.The Grand Old Man
Richard B. Cook
It fell to young Ried to appoint the committee on decoration.
"Your committee," said Mr. Durant, politely ignoring the manner of the questioner.
But the discretion of the Committee must be an informed discretion.The Secret Agent
The advance booking, however, was more than 400, and the committee would not hear of it.My Double Life
- (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)
C15: from committen to entrust + -ee
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Word Origin and History for committee
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