committee

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. board, bureau, council, panel, consultants, investigators, trustees, advisory group, task force, board of inquiry, appointed group, cabinet, representatives, investigative committee, study group, executive committee, standing committee, planning board, commission, ad hoc committee, special committee, jury, grand jury, referees, deliberative body, court, convocation, subcommittee, delegation, chamber, soviet; see also delegate , jury , organization 3 , representative 2 .
in committee,
Syn. under consideration, being weighed, being evaluated, not settled; see considered 1 .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
board, council, panel, commission, task force, cabinet, steering committee, ad hoc committee. ''A thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour.''—Elbert Hubbard. ''An arrangement enabling one to share the blame with others.''—Franklin P. Jones.

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  • committee — com‧mit‧tee [kəˈmɪti] noun [countable] a group of people within an organization such as a government, company, or political party who have been chosen or elected in order to do a particular job, take decisions etc: • They will discuss the issue… …   Financial and business terms

  • committee — com·mit·tee n 1: a person to whom a charge (as an incompetent) is committed compare conservator, curator, guardian, tutor …   Law dictionary

  • committee — can take a singular or plural construction, depending on the sense. If the emphasis is on collectivity or unity, it is treated as singular; if the emphasis is on the individuality of its members, it is treated as plural. Examples: • The committee …   Modern English usage

  • Committee — Com*mit tee, n. [Cf. OF. comit[ e] company, and LL. comitatus jurisdiction or territory of a count, county, assize, army. The word was apparently influenced by the verb commit, but not directly formed from it. Cf. {County}.] One or more persons… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • committee — The code directs or allows committees to appear and act on behalf of various classes of creditors. Generally, there is a committee of unsecured creditors in a Chapter 11 case. There also may be committees of equity security holders (shareholders) …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • committee — ► NOUN 1) (treated as sing. or pl. ) a group of people appointed for a specific function by a larger group. 2) Law, Brit. a person to whom another person or another person s property is entrusted. ● Committee of the whole House Cf. ↑Committee of… …   English terms dictionary

  • committee — [kə mit′ē] n. [ME committe, a representative < Anglo Fr commité, pp. (for Fr commis) of commettre, to commit < L committere: see COMMIT] 1. a group of people chosen, as from the members of a legislature or club, to consider, investigate,… …   English World dictionary

  • Committee — Com mit*tee , n. [From {Commit}, v. t.] (Law) One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Committee — (engl., spr. Kammitti), so v. w. Comité …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • committee — 1620s, from COMMIT (Cf. commit) + EE (Cf. ee), or else a revival of Anglo Fr. commite, pp. of commettre to commit, from L. committere (see COMMIT (Cf. commit)). Originally person to whom something is committed (late 15c.); the 17c. sense was a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • committee — [n] group working on project board, bureau, cabinet, chamber, commission, consultants, convocation, council, investigators, jury, panel, representatives, task force, trustees; concept 381 …   New thesaurus

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