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joint committee

noun, Government
a committee appointed from both houses of a bicameral legislature in order to reach a compromise on their differences concerning a particular issue.
Origin of joint committee
1770-80, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In the “Draft Hymnal,” prepared by a joint-committee of the three leading denominations in Scotland, there are 557 hymns.

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