committee


committee
com·mit·tee n
1: a person to whom a charge (as an incompetent) is committed compare conservator, curator, guardian, tutor
2 a: a body of persons delegated or assigned to consider, investigate, act on, or report on some matter; esp: a group of fellow legislators chosen by a legislative body to consider legislative matters (as drafting bills or conducting hearings)
the Senate judiciary committee see also conference committee, joint committee
b: a private organization for the promotion of a common object
political action committee s compare council

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

committee
I noon advisory group, agency, alliance, appointed group, association, board, body, body of consultants, bureau, cabinet, commission, confederacy, confederation, congregation, consilium, council, delegation, federation, fellowship, group of delegates, league, organization, organized group, representatives, staff, syndicate, trustees associated concepts: campaign committee, committee of the whole, political committee, standing committee II index agency (commission), assemblage, bureau, caucus, chamber (body), council (assembly), delegation (envoy), deputation (delegation), management (directorate)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


committee
n.
(1) A group of people appointed to perform a specific duty.
(2) Someone who has been committed to a mental institution.
(3) Someone appointed to care for an incompetent person.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


committee
n.
1 A person or group of people who are members of a larger body or organization and are appointed or elected by the body or organization to consider, investigate, or make recommendations concerning a particular subject or to carry out some other duty delegated to it by the body or organization on an ad hoc or permanent basis.
2 A person who has been civilly committed.
3 The guardian of a civilly committed person or the individual into whose care an incompetent person has been placed.
See also conservator.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


committee
An individual or group of people to whom authority has been delegated by a larger group to perform a particular function or duty. A part of a legislative body made up of one or more individuals who have been assigned the task of investigating a certain issue and reporting their observations and recommendations to the legislature. The Senate has various committees, such as the Committee on Nuclear Energy. The name given to the person or group of people appointed by a court and charged with the responsibility of acting as the guardian of an incompetent person.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


committee
An individual or group of people to whom authority has been delegated by a larger group to perform a particular function or duty. A part of a legislative body made up of one or more individuals who have been assigned the task of investigating a certain issue and reporting their observations and recommendations to the legislature. The Senate has various committees, such as the Committee on Nuclear Energy. The name given to the person or group of people appointed by a court and charged with the responsibility of acting as the guardian of an incompetent person.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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