standing committee


noun

a permanent committee, as of a legislature, society, etc., intended to consider all matters pertaining to a designated subject.
(initial capital letters) the highest policymaking body of the Chinese Communist Party, composed of top party leaders from the Politburo.

Nearby words

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  2. standing,
  3. standing army,
  4. standing broad jump,
  5. standing chop,
  6. standing crop,
  7. standing cup,
  8. standing cypress,
  9. standing desk,
  10. standing joke

Origin of standing committee

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for standing committee

standing committee

noun

a permanent committee appointed to deal with a specified subject
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