Definition of


  1. (noun, group) a special group delegated to consider some matter
  2. (noun, group) a self-constituted organization to promote something

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Synonyms of Committee

citizens committee, commission

Origin of the word Committee

  1. 1621, revival of Anglo-Fr. commite, pp. of commettre "to commit," from L. committere (see commit). Orig. "person to whom something is committed" (1495), broadened 17c. to mean a body of such people. more

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