committee has definitions from the field of government
[ noun ] (government) a special group delegated to consider some matter




"A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

Committee approval of Gov._Price_Daniel 's `` abandoned property '' act seemed certain Thursday despite the adamant protests of Texas bankers .

Under committee rules , it went automatically to a subcommittee for one week .

He told the committee the measure would merely provide means of enforcing the escheat law which has been on_the_books `` since Texas was a republic '' .

A House committee which heard his local_option proposal is expected to give it a favorable report , although the resolution faces hard_sledding later .

The Senate quickly whipped_through its meager fare of House bills approved by committees , passing the three on the calendar .

[ noun ] a self-constituted organization to promote something

Used in print

(The New York Times,...)

Named by Mayor_Wagner three years ago to head a committee that included James_A._Farley , Bernard_Gimbel and Clint_Blume , Shea worked relentlessly .