What is committee?

  • (noun): A special group delegated to consider some matter.
    Example: "A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
    Synonyms: commission
    See also — Additional definitions below


A committee (or "commission") is a type of small deliberative assembly that is usually intended to remain subordinate to another, larger deliberative assembly—which when organized so that action on committee requires a vote by all its entitled members, is called the "Committee of the Whole". Committees often serve several different functions:

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Ion Iliescu - Early Life
... in 1953 and made a career in the Communist nomenklatura, becoming a secretary of the Central Committee of the Union of Communist Youth in 1956 and a member of the Central Committee of the Romanian ... At one point, he served as the head of the Central Committee's Department of Propaganda ... In 1984, he was excluded from the Central Committee, and until 1989 he was in charge of Editura Tehnică publishing house ...

More definitions of "committee":

  • (noun): A self-constituted organization to promote something.
    Synonyms: citizens committee

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    The small creatures chirp thinly through the dust, through the night.
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