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Etymology edit

From commit +‎ -ee, or 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.

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

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committee (plural committees)

  1. A body of one or more persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols.
    My uncle is on the committee.
  2. (archaic) A guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after themselves.
  3. (Pakistan, British Pakistani, finance) Alternative form of kameti

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  • French: comité (see there for further descendants)

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