Etymology
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committal (n.)

1620s, "committing, commission" (of an offense, etc.), from commit + -al (2). Meaning "act of entrusting or giving in charge" is by 1830; that of "action of committing oneself" is from 1835. As an adjective, attested from 1884, apparently a back-formation from non-committal (q.v.).

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Definitions of committal

committal (n.)
the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital);
Synonyms: commitment / consignment
committal (n.)
the act of committing a crime;
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