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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Definitions of committee

committee (n.)
a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle;
Synonyms: commission
committee (n.)
a self-constituted organization to promote something;
Synonyms: citizens committee
From wordnet.princeton.edu