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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: committee 'person something is committed to' (15-17 centuries), from commit

committee

noun
     
com‧mit‧tee S3 W1
[C also + plural verb British English] a group of people chosen to do a particular job, make decisions etc
committee of
the International Committee of the Red Cross
committee on
a Ministerial committee on security affairs
on a committee
He's on the finance committee.
a committee meeting
committee members

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