verb (used with object), re·com·mit·ted, re·com·mit·ting.

to commit again.
to refer again to a committee.

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. 2019

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verb -mits, -mitting or -mitted (tr)

to send (a bill) back to a committee for further consideration
to commit again
Derived Formsrecommitment or recommittal, noun
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Word Origin and History for recommitment



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

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