A committee (or "commission") is a type of small deliberative assembly that is usually intended to remain subordinate to another, larger deliberative assembly—which when organized so that action on committee requires a vote by all its entitled members, is called the "Committee of the Whole". Committees often serve several different functions:
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... established the Race Relations Advisory Committee, a standing committee of the board to advise the trustees on issues related to ethnocultural relations ... The committee is made up of trustees, staff, community members and students ...
... Komsomol Central Committee member, 1974–1978 Member of the national Olympics committee, 1976–1991 Member, United RAS Scientific Committee on Geoinformation ...
... nomenklatura, becoming a secretary of the Central Committee of the Union of Communist Youth in 1956 and a member of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party in 1965 ... At one point, he served as the head of the Central Committee's Department of Propaganda ... In 1984, he was excluded from the Central Committee, and until 1989 he was in charge of Editura Tehnică publishing house ...
More definitions of "committee":
- (noun): A self-constituted organization to promote something.
Synonyms: citizens committee
Famous quotes containing the word committee:
“The absence on the panel of anyone who could become pregnant accidentally or discover her salary was five thousand dollars a year less than that of her male counterpart meant there was a hole in the consciousness of the committee that empathy, however welcome, could not entirely fill.”
—Anna Quindlen (b. 1953)
“It is easy to carp at colleges, and the college, if he will wait for it, will have its own turn. Genius exists there also, but will not answer a call of a committee of the House of Commons. It is rare, precious, eccentric, and darkling.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“A committee is an animal with four back legs.”
—John le Carré (b. 1931)