- noun a group of people dealing with a particular subject or problem
- noun an official group of people who organise or plan for a larger group
- noun a section of a legislature which considers bills passed to it by the main chamber
- noun a person to whom something such as the charge of someone who is incapable of looking after himself or herself is officially given
Origin & History of “committee”
Committee was formed from the verb commit by adding the suffix -ee. Following the pattern of all such formations, it originally meant ‘person to whom something is committed’; it was not until the 17th century that the sense ‘body of people delegated to perform a particular function’ developed.