a committee, as of a legislative body, that is formed to examine and report on a specific bill or issue.
Words nearby select committee
Origin of select committee
An Americanism dating back to 1780–90
Also called special committee.
Definition for special committee (2 of 2)
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British Dictionary definitions for special committee
(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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