Complete Definition of "committee"

English

Etymology
AF. comité, past participle of commettre, to commit

Pronunciation
(group of persons):
*AHD|kə-mÄ­tʹē, IPA|/kəˈmɪti/, SAMPA|/[email protected]"mIti/
*audio|en-us-committee.ogg|Audio (US)
*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪti|-ɪti
(person in charge of another):
*(UK): IPA|/kɒmɪˈtiː/, SAMPA|/kQmIt"i:/
*(US): AHD|käm-ĭ-tēʹ, IPA|/kɑmɪˈtiː/, SAMPA|/kAmIt"i:/
*Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iː|-iː

Noun
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en-noun

  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.

Derived terms
committeeman
committeeperson
committeewoman
subcommittee

Translations
trans-top|group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose
Bulgarian: комитет m, комисия f
Czech: výbor m
Finnish: komitea
French: comité m
German: Komitee n, Ausschuß m
Hebrew: ועדה (va'ada) f
Indonesian: komite, panitia, panitera
Japanese: 委員会 (いいんかい, iinkai)
Interlingua: #Interlingua|committee
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Korean: 위원회 (wiwonhoe)
Kurdish: komîte f, deste f, lijne f, kom f
Polish: komitet m
Portuguese: comité m
Serbian: časništvo n
Slovene: komite m
Spanish: comité m
Volapük: komitetanef
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trans-top|archaic: someone in charge of another
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