[kuh-mit-ee] /kəˈmɪt i/

a person or group of persons elected or appointed to perform some service or function, as to investigate, report on, or act upon a particular matter.
Law. an individual to whom the care of a person or a person’s estate is .
(kəˈmɪtɪ). a group of people chosen or appointed to perform a specified service or function
(ˌkɒmɪˈtiː). (formerly) a person to whom the care of a mentally incompetent person or his property was entrusted by a court See also receiver (sense 2)

1620s, from commit + -ee, or else a revival of Anglo-French commite, past participle of commettre “to commit,” from Latin committere “to unite, connect” (see commit). Originally “person to whom something is committed” (late 15c.); from 17c. in reference to a body of such people.


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