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Committeea group of people appointed or elected to administer, discuss, or make reports concerning a subject on which its members are authorities.
A committee is a group of people who represent a larger group or organization and who make decisions or plans on behalf of that group or organization.
In British English, you can use either a singular or plural form of a verb after committee.
Note that American speakers usually use only a singular verb form with committee.
|Noun||1.||committee - a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle|
Economic and Social Council commission, ECOSOC commission - a commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
blue ribbon commission, blue ribbon committee - an independent and exclusive commission of nonpartisan statesmen and experts formed to investigate some important governmental issue
board - a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
election commission - a commission delegated to supervise an election
fairness commission - a commission delegated to ensure opportunities for the expression of opposing views
planning commission - a commission delegated to propose plans for future activities and developments
conservancy - a commission with jurisdiction over fisheries and navigation in a port or river
select committee - a parliamentary committee appointed for some special purpose
subcommittee - a subset of committee members organized for a specific purpose
standing committee - a permanent committee
steering committee - a committee to arrange the order of business for some larger (legislative) body
finance committee - a committee appointed to consider financial issues
politburo - the chief executive and political committee of the Communist Party
PAC, political action committee - committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates
praesidium, presidium - a permanent executive committee in socialist countries that has all the powers of some larger legislative body and that acts for it when it is not in session
zoning commission - a commission delegated to supervise the zoning of areas for residential or commercial use
vestry - in the Protestant Episcopal Church: a committee elected by the congregation to work with the churchwardens in managing the temporal affairs of the church
commissioner - a member of a commission
committee member - a member of a committee
|2.||committee - a self-constituted organization to promote something|
NGO, nongovernmental organization - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
vigilance committee - a volunteer committee to maintain order where an efficient legal system does not exist
welcoming committee - a committee to welcome new residents to a community
"a group of men who individually can do nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done" [attributed to Fred Allen]
"a group of the unwilling, chosen from the unfit, to do the unnecessary" [Richard Harkness]
"Committees are to get everybody together and homogenize their thinking" [Art Linkletter A Child's Garden of Misinformation]
"A committee is a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours"
to be or sit on a committee → ser miembro de un comité
committee of inquiry (Parl) → comisión f investigadora
see also executive C
see also management B