a committee, as of a legislative body, that is formed to examine and report on a specific bill or issue.
(in Britain) a small committee composed of members of parliament, set up by either House of Parliament to investigate and report back on a specified matter of interest
- Special constable
noun 1. a person recruited for temporary or occasional police duties, esp in time of emergency
- Special court-martial
noun, U.S. Military. 1. a court-martial established to try violations of military law less serious than those tried by a general court-martial but more serious than those tried by a summary court-martial.
noun 1. (in the U.S. Postal Service) delivery of mail outside the regularly scheduled hours, by a special messenger, upon the payment of an extra fee. special delivery noun 1. the delivery of a piece of mail outside the time of a scheduled delivery
noun 1. a stamp of special design, having a value indicating an extra fee in addition to the regular postage, and affixed to an item of mail to ensure its special delivery.