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subcommittee

[suhb-kuh-mit-ee] /ˈsʌb kəˌmɪt i/
noun
1.
a secondary committee appointed out of a main committee.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; sub- + committee
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Examples from the web for subcommittee
  • When in doubt, suggest that a subcommittee be appointed.
  • Senators on the relevant subcommittee begin conspiring for and against him.
  • The appropriations portion of the economic stimulus plan is generally arranged by appropriations subcommittee.
  • In fact new members immediately re-established the subcommittee on anti-corruption, abolished by the last parliament.
  • It appoints a subcommittee for each case that it accepts.
  • The vote follows a subcommittee's approval last week.
British Dictionary definitions for subcommittee

subcommittee

/ˈsʌbkəˌmɪtɪ/
noun
1.
a distinct and often subordinate division of a committee
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Word Origin and History for subcommittee
n.

c.1600, from sub- + committee.

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