the act of committing.
the state of being committed.
the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.
a pledge or promise; obligation:
We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time.
They have a sincere commitment to religion.
perpetration or commission, as of a crime.
consignment, as to prison.
confinement to a mental institution or hospital:
The psychiatrist recommended commitment.
an order, as by a court or judge, confining a person to a mental institution or hospital.
Law. a written order of a court directing that someone be confined in prison; mittimus.
Parliamentary Procedure. the act of referring or entrusting to a committee for consideration.
an agreement to buy or sell securities.
a sale or purchase of securities.
the act of committing or pledging
the state of being committed or pledged
an obligation, promise, etc that restricts one’s freedom of action
the referral of a bill to a committee or legislature
(law) Also called (esp formerly) mittimus. a written order of a court directing that a person be imprisoned
the official consignment of a person to a mental hospital or prison
commission or perpetration, esp of a crime
a future financial obligation or contingent liability
verb (used with object), committed, committing. 1. to give in trust or charge; consign. 2. to consign for preservation: to commit ideas to writing; to commit a poem to memory. 3. to pledge (oneself) to a position on an issue or question; express (one’s intention, feeling, etc.): Asked if he was a candidate, he refused […]
noun 1. (often initial capital letter). Also called Holy Communion. Ecclesiastical. the act of receiving the Eucharistic elements. the elements of the Eucharist. the celebration of the Eucharist. the antiphon sung at a Eucharistic service. 2. a group of persons having a common religious faith; a religious denomination: Anglican communion. 3. association; fellowship. 4. interchange […]
[self-kuh m-pat-uh-buh l] /ˌsɛlf kəmˈpæt ə bəl/ adjective, Botany. 1. able to be fertilized by its own pollen. self-compatible adjective 1. (of a plant) capable of self-fertilization
[self-kuh m-pley-suh nt, self-] /ˈsɛlf kəmˈpleɪ sənt, ˌsɛlf-/ adjective 1. pleased with oneself; self-satisfied; smug.