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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.

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Origin of standing committee

First recorded in 1900–05
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standing committee

noun

a permanent committee appointed to deal with a specified subject
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