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committee 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
: a group of fellow legislators chosen by a legislative body to consider legislative matters (as drafting bills or conducting hearings) [the Senate judiciary ] see also conference committee, joint committee
b : a private organization for the promotion of a common object [political action s] compare council

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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