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1 [treated as singular or plural] a group of people appointed for a specific function, typically consisting of members of a larger group:the housing committee [as modifier]:a committee meeting a group of people appointed by a legislature to consider the details of proposed legislation:there was much scrutiny in committee 2 Law a person entrusted with the charge of another person or another person’s property.
chiefly US a person who has been judicially committed to the charge of another because of insanity or mental disability.
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