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select committee

noun
a committee, as of a legislative body, that is formed to examine and report on a specific bill or issue.
Also called special committee.


Origin:
1780–90, Americanism

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select committee
 
n
(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

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