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committee British & World English

A group of people appointed for a specific function by a larger group and typically consisting of members of that group

committee stage British & World English

The third of five stages of a bill’s progress through Parliament when it may be debated and amended

Rules Committee British & World English

A house of a US federal or state legislature responsible for expediting the passage of bills

Watch Committee British & World English

(In the UK) the committee of a county borough council dealing with policing and public lighting

hanging committee British & World English

A group of people appointed to make decisions regarding the hanging of pictures in an exhibition

select committee British & World English

A small legislative committee appointed for a special purpose

standing committee British & World English

A permanent committee that meets regularly

steering committee British & World English

A committee that decides on the priorities or order of business of an organization and manages the general course of its operations

committee of the whole British & World English

The entire membership of a legislative body when sitting as a committee

political action committee British & World English

(In the US) an organization that raises money privately to influence elections or legislation, particularly at the federal level

Committee of Public Safety British & World English

A French governing body set up in April 1793, during the Revolution. Under the influence of Robespierre it initiated the Terror but it was dissolved in 1795

Economic and Social Committee British & World English

A consultative body of the European Union, set up in 1957 and composed of representatives of the member states. It meets in Brussels

Federal Open Market Committee British & World English

A committee of the Federal Reserve Board that meets regularly to set monetary policy, including the interest rates that are charged to banks

House Un-American Activities Committee British & World English

A committee of the US House of Representatives established in 1938 to investigate subversives. It became notorious for its zealous investigations of alleged communists, particularly in the late 1940s, although it was originally intended to pursue Fascists also

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council British & World English

(In the UK) a court made up of members of the House of Lords and others, which considers appeals made to the Sovereign in Council concerning decisions of some Commonwealth courts outside the UK

subcommittee British & World English

A committee composed of some members of a larger committee, board, or other body and reporting to it

action group British & World English

A body formed to campaign politically on a particular issue

action committee in action group British & World English

A body formed to campaign politically on a particular issue

National Hunt British & World English

The body controlling steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Great Britain

National Hunt Committee in National Hunt British & World English

The body controlling steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Great Britain

Committee of the whole House in committee British & World English

(In the UK) the whole House of Commons when sitting as a committee