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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMITTEE

Mr. Roebuck gave notice of the appointment of his committee.

It fell to young Ried to appoint the committee on decoration.

"Your committee," said Mr. Durant, politely ignoring the manner of the questioner.

But the discretion of the Committee must be an informed discretion.

The advance booking, however, was more than 400, and the committee would not hear of it.

The difficulty would be in forming the committee you speak of.

Have you a request from the South that you send a committee to inquire into slanders?

I intend to be inquisitorial, as the committee say they are,--but not impertinently so.

I desire to imitate the committee in their refinement and delicacy of distinction.

However, he was opposed to any suggestion of a committee of inquiry.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from commit + -ee, or else a revival of Anglo-French commite, past participle of commettre "to commit," from Latin committere "to unite, connect" (see commit). Originally "person to whom something is committed" (late 15c.); from 17c. in reference to a body of such people.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COMMITTEE

administration

nounhuman or group who manages effort of an organization

commission

noungroup working together toward goal

commissions

noungroup working together toward goal
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