Etymology
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committee (n.)

late 15c., "person appointed to attend to any business, person to whom something is committed," from Anglo-French commite; see commit + -ee.

From 1620s as "body of persons, appointed or elected, to whom some special business or function has been entrusted;" a new formation or else an extended sense of the old noun. Related: Committeeman; committeeship.

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subcommittee (n.)
also sub-committee, c. 1600, from sub- + committee.
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Oxfam (n.)

1963, short for Oxford Committee for Famine Relief.

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SNCC 
1960, initialism (acronym) from Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which was organized in 1960.
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Politburo (n.)
"highest policy-making committee of the U.S.S.R.," 1927, from Russian politbyuro, contracted from politicheskoe byuro "political bureau."
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HUAC (n.)
1950, American English, approximate acronym for House Committee to Investigate un-American Activities (1938-1975).
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steering (n.)
early 13c., verbal noun from steer (v.). Steering-wheel attested from 1750. Steering committee in the U.S. political sense is recorded from 1887.
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Presidium (n.)

permanent administrative committee of the U.S.S.R., 1924, from Russian prezidium, from Latin praesidium "a presiding over, defense," from praesidere "to protect," literally "to sit before" (see preside).

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snick (n.)
1962, American English, from common pronunciation of SNCC, initialism (acronym) for "Student Non-violent Co-ordinating Committee," black civil rights organization.
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KGB 
national security agency of the Soviet Union from 1954 to 1991, attested from 1955 in English, initialism (acronym) of Russian Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti "Committee for State Security."
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