Definition of 'committee'


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1. a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols

2. archaic a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.

3. Archaic A person to whom a trust or charge is committed.

4. A group of people officially delegated to perform a function, such as investigating, considering, reporting, or acting on a matter.

5. See under Standing.

6. (Law) One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian.

7. One or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by a court, or by any collective body of men acting together.

8. a committee, embracing all the members present, into which a legislative or deliberative body sometimes resolves itself, for the purpose of considering a particular measure under the operation of different rules from those governing the general legislative proceedings. The committee of the whole has its own chairman, and reports its action in the form of recommendations.

9. a self-constituted organization to promote something

10. a special group delegated to consider some matter

11. One or more individuals to whom the care of the person or estate of another, as a lunatic, an imbecile, an inebriate, or an infant in law, is committed by the judge of a competent court.

12. One or more persons elected or appointed to attend to any matter or business referred to them, as by a legislative body, a court, corporation, society, etc.


1. He will be paid as a full external member of the committee.

2. When budgets are drawn up they should be submitted to the relevant select committee for approval.

3. But leaked messages between members of their committee show they are concerned about pay.

4. Select committees are not just talking shops.

5. MPs on the business select committee who were having their first opportunity to question the business secretary were taken aback at the news.

6. Loads of volunteering opportunities in the city and 3,000 of our students are committee members of our societies.

7. I enjoyed being on a select committee.

8. Nor was he in step with party activists, who often fussed about procedures and the setting up of committees.

9. One committee member said:'The brass neck of this man is something else.

10. She should set up a committee to ensure that only valid, worthwhile causes benefit, while the money saved could go towards many deserving causes here.

11. Here most of the key committees and planning groups meet.

12. Who would be the logical person to call and remind people of upcoming committee meetings?

13. Yet despite a dogged performance by most members of the committee there were no knockout blows.

14. MPs had an election last week for a new chairman or woman of the health select committee.

15. The committee is also urging people to weigh up environmental factors when deciding what to have for dinner.

16. The council's planning committee is to meet today to discuss enforcement action.

17. The focus at Allied will be the group credit committee.

18. The committee will meet again next March to discuss initiatives.

19. The approach is being weighed up by an independent committee of the group 's board.

20. And what does the chairman of the august Commons select committee on public administration do about all this?

21. A full audit will be carried out and an independent management committee set up.

22. A committee has been set up to identify a new dean.

23. A good select committee chairman has more influence than a junior minister.

24. The documents they contain come from a committee he set up to hunt down waste, greed and cronyism.

25. He joined the group executive committee in 2009 and had his empire dramatically expanded to include all retail and business banking.

26. We have a member of the committee also on the Speaker's committee.

27. The Government will consider renewing its crackdown on executive pay and bonus arrangements unless the committees that set policy do more to exercise restraint in boardrooms.

28. It is setting up a committee of economists, which will help to establish a new points system by deciding how many workers the economy needs.

29. So August's data is unlikely to persuade many members of the committee to vote for more stimulus activity.

30. A lawyer by training, her skills will also be put to use on the group 's audit committee.

31. The committee may be either a “standing committee, ” appointed for a definite time, as a session or a year; or a “special [or select] committee, ” appointed for a special purpose; or a “committee of the whole” consisting of the entire assembly.

32. It is, doubtless, in humble imitation of such illustrious examples, that an Irishman of the lowest class, when he means to express that he is a member of a committee, says, _I am a committee_; thus consolidating the power, wisdom, and virtue of a whole committee in his own person.

33. It looks like Chicken's Don't Have Armpits isn't even going to be a choice that the title committee will look at.

34. But this morning we are in committee, and the committee is discussing an important matter, and it was on purely moral grounds that I raised my voice against the sale of pornographic literature or newspapers on the streets of, our cities.

35. * The term committee in those ear'y days was sometimes applied even to the Continental Congress (see Jones 'Defence; and the veteran John Simeson, speaker of the authorized County committees or Congresses.) On the other hand, the ancestral name of McKnitt was held by no family in the county, and he accepted the soubriquet from the mouth of those who held him in the highest esteem both in Church and State.

36. Long is quick to use the word committee when talking about his backs, but it's clear he likes Sims' total package.

37. RUC Chairwoman Barbara Levy says the committee is an expert panel, not meant to be representative, and that members don't vote in blocs tied to their specialties 'interests.

38. Dr. Levy says the committee is an expert panel, not meant to be representative, adding: "The outcomes are independent of who's sitting at the table from one specialty or another."

39. [AS] And, one of the aspects of the work that has been highlighted by the committee is the ribosome's interaction with antibiotics and the hope that understanding the structural nature of those interactions will ...

40. The RUC's Dr. Levy says the committee is already recommending changes for services that have moved to an outpatient setting.

41. ‘An emergency meeting of the committee members met last Friday to decide what action to take.’

42. ‘The committee members attended a function in the Civic Offices last Friday night.’

43. ‘All families who use our services, and past committee members and staff are welcome.’

44. ‘I was a member of the committee that looked at the restructuring of the producer boards.’

45. ‘As the committee members agreed, the office has put out some very effective reports.’

46. ‘A special word of thanks to all the committee members who work tirelessly behind the scenes.’

47. ‘The committee also noted that members cannot benefit financially from the trust.’

48. ‘Members wishing to take part in first league please notify any committee member.’

49. ‘People wishing to join the draw should contact any committee member of the club.’

50. ‘Anyone interested in joining the show committee can contact any committee member for information.’

51. ‘At a meeting of the planning committee this week, members voted whether to take out a commitment order.’

52. ‘Also, many thanks to all the committee members who generously gave of their time.’

53. ‘I am a member of that committee, and I am sure that we will give the bill the attention it deserves.’

54. ‘The members of the committee will have to go back and talk about the issue until they can come to a decision.’

55. ‘It was a highly successful event and a credit to the organisers and committee members.’

56. ‘Mr Merrick thanked all the festival volunteers and the members of the various committees who organised different events.’

57. ‘Full credit to the members of the organising committee who worked so hard to make the night such a success.’

58. ‘Members of the carnival committee scour Europe for the best street performers.’

59. ‘Those will be debated at school board finance committee meetings over the next three months.’

60. ‘Area committee members will also visit the streets before their next meeting.’

61. ‘He agreed with much Mr Kearley had said, and would be prepared to consider amendments in committee.’

62. ‘If no one objects, it will be discussed in further detail in committee, before moving on to the House of Commons.’

63. ‘Several committees of the European Parliament had recommended such a course of action before any agreement was concluded.’

64. ‘The opposition, however, has proposed amendments that contradict the parliamentary joint committees recommendations.’

65. ‘The two relevant parliamentary committees that have so far considered it have recommended that Berry is given the independent inquiry he seeks.’

66. ‘He has given evidence to numerous parliamentary committees.’

67. ‘The new organization set up a parliamentary committee in 1871 to lobby on legislation.’

68. ‘However, Parliamentary committees have been established in the UK to examine proposed European legislation and other community matters.’

69. ‘Moreover, it should be noted that other parliamentary committees can also play a role in the supervision of legislation.’

70. ‘After a first year of finding their feet, the parliamentary committees are well placed to make key contributions to Scotland's governance.’

71. ‘She even alleged he tried to prevent her from appearing before key parliamentary committees on the accounting mess.’

72. ‘The screens will allow passers-by to see what is going on inside the debating chamber of the Parliament and its committees.’

73. ‘Shouldn't one of the parliament's committees investigate this total waste of money?’

74. ‘He is now urging the parliament's powerful environment committee to mount an investigation.’

75. ‘Leaving judgement to a parliamentary committee invites a decision on party lines.’

76. ‘Instead of having formal legislative powers, like the House of Lords, he suggested parliamentary committees could refer questions to the advisory panel.’

77. ‘Another way of looking at the point raised in committee is that if the bill is to benefit the language then it will cost money.’

78. ‘Because the Scottish parliament has no second chamber, the committees must act as an even-handed forum to ensure that legislation is fair and foolproof.’

79. ‘It was reasonable to defend the committee's reasoning, although not all defences found favour.’

80. ‘Identical reports might elicit different responses from different committees.’

81. ‘The committee of the whole House then considers the bill.’

82. ‘That was a decision made by the committee of the whole House.’

83. ‘This is a measure that that Minister will need to justify clause by clause to the House and to the committee of the whole House as she insists on taking this legislation through all its stages over the next day or two.’

84. ‘I will not ask the Minister about them now, because I know the time will come during the select committee stage and the committee of the whole House.’

85. ‘I therefore intend to move a Supplementary Order Paper at the committee of the whole House to replace that clause and to clarify the intent of the original clause.’

86. ‘However, a Bill may be examined in a committee of the Whole House.’

87. ‘The Fraud Bill has now been committed to a committee of the Whole House.’

88. a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours

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