select committee


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)

special committee

noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for special committee

  • A member of the audit committee engaged a special-committee counsel before that committee was composed.

    I Was Right|Conrad Black|April 3, 2009|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for special committee

select 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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