a committee appointed from both houses of a bicameral legislature in order to reach a compromise on their differences concerning a particular issue.
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Origin of joint committee
An Americanism dating back to 1770–80
Words nearby joint committee
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Example sentences from the Web for joint committee
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