joint committee


joint committee
joint committee n: a committee made up of members of both houses of a legislature (as for purposes of investigation or oversight) compare conference committee

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

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  • Joint committee — Joint Joint (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See {Join}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action. [1913 Webster] 2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or produced by two or more working together …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • joint committee — ☆ joint committee n. a committee with members from both houses of a bicameral legislature, or from two or more organizations …   English World dictionary

  • Joint committee — A Joint Committee is a term used in politics to refer to a committee made up of members of both chambers of a bicameral parliament.A Joint Committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom is a Select Committee consisting of members of both the… …   Wikipedia

  • joint committee — noun : a committee appointed by both houses of a legislature usually for the purpose of considering joint action or resolving differences between the houses compare conference 3b * * * Govt. a committee appointed from both houses of a bicameral… …   Useful english dictionary

  • joint committee — Govt. a committee appointed from both houses of a bicameral legislature in order to reach a compromise on their differences concerning a particular issue. [1770 80, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • joint committee —    A committee comprising an equal number of members from both houses of Parliament, established with a view to save time or for other reasons of convenience, to handle certain issues. They exercise similar powers to select committees …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • joint committee — /dʒɔɪnt kəˈmɪti/ (say joynt kuh mitee) noun a committee comprising members of both houses of parliament …   Australian English dictionary

  • joint committee — noun In a bicameral legislative body, a decision making entity composed of members of both houses …   Wiktionary

  • joint committee — commission combining different groups or bodies …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation — The Joint Committee on Standards for Educational Evaluation ref|JC is an American/Canadian based Standards Developer Organization (SDO). The Joint Committee represents a coalition of major professional associations formed in 1975 to help improve… …   Wikipedia


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