select committee


noun

a committee, as of a legislative body, that is formed to examine and report on a specific bill or issue.

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Also called special committee.

Origin of select committee

An Americanism dating back to 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for select committee

select committee

noun

(in Britain) a small committee composed of members of parliament, set up by either House of Parliament to investigate and report back on a specified matter of interest
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