Comitology

Main Entry:  comitology1
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the study of the use of committees to take care of matters, solve problems, etc.; collectively, committees and their practices
Etymology:  1956
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Main Entry:  comitology2
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the committee system which oversees acts implemented by the European Commission under European Union legislation
Example:  Comitology provides the Council and the national governments with a mechanism for controlling the Commission.
Etymology:  2003
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