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Committee of the whole house

(in Britain) an informal sitting of the House of Commons to discuss and amend a bill


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  • Committee-of-the-whole

    noun 1. the entire membership of a legislative body, sitting in a deliberative rather than a legislative capacity, for informal debate and preliminary consideration of matters awaiting legislative action.

  • Committeeperson

    [kuh-mit-ee-pur-suh n] /kəˈmɪt iˌpɜr sən/ noun 1. a member of a committee. 2. the leader of a political ward or precinct.

  • Committeewoman

    [kuh-mit-ee-woo m-uh n] /kəˈmɪt iˌwʊm ən/ noun, plural committeewomen. 1. a serving as a member of a . 2. a who is the leader of a political ward or precinct.

  • Committing

    [kuh-mit] /kəˈmɪt/ 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, […]

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