Origin of recommit

First recorded in 1615–25; re- + commit
Related formsre·com·mit·ment, re·com·mit·tal, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr)
  1. to send (a bill) back to a committee for further consideration
  2. to commit again
Derived Formsrecommitment or recommittal, noun
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Word Origin and History for recommit

1620s, from re- "again" + commit (v.). Related: Recommitted; recommitting.

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