a committee, especially of a deliberative or legislative body, charged with preparing the agenda of a session.
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Origin of steering committee
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for steering committee
a committee set up to prepare and arrange topics to be discussed, the order of business, etc, for a legislative assembly or other body
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