committee

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EtymologyEdit

From commit +‎ -ee, else revival of Anglo-Norman commite, past participle of commettre (to commit), from Latin committere, from con- (with) + mittere (to send). The OED3 prefers the first etymology.

PronunciationEdit

group of persons
  • enPR: kə-mĭtʹē, IPA(key): [kəˈmɪt.i]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪti
person in charge of another

NounEdit

committee (plural committees)

  1. A body of one or more 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.

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DescendantsEdit

  • French: comité (see there for further descendants)

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