select committee


select committee
se.lect com'mittee
n
a small group of politicians and advisers from various parties that has been chosen to examine a particular subject

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • select committee — ➔ committee * * * select committee UK US noun [C] POLITICS ► a group of politicians from different political parties, chosen to report to and advise a parliament on a particular subject: »The treasury select committee is reporting into the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Select committee — may refer to:*Select Committee (Westminster System) *Select or special committee (United States) …   Wikipedia

  • select committee — select committees N COUNT A select committee is a committee of members of a parliament which is set up to investigate and report on a particular matter …   English dictionary

  • select committee — ► NOUN ▪ a small parliamentary committee appointed for a special purpose …   English terms dictionary

  • select committee — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms select committee : singular select committee plural select committees a small group of politicians who are chosen to find out about a particular subject and then make a report the Select Committee on Employment …   English dictionary

  • select committee — noun a parliamentary committee appointed for some special purpose • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • select committee — se lect com,mittee noun count a small group of politicians who are chosen to find out about a particular subject and then make a report: the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • select committee — a committee, as of a legislative body, that is formed to examine and report on a specific bill or issue. Also called special committee. [1780 90, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • select committee — legislative committee; special committee …   English contemporary dictionary

  • select committee —    A parliamentary committee which possesses a strong scrutiny role, of the type introduced in the House of Commons in 1979 and now an established feature of the political landscape. Established on a departmentally related basis, there are… …   Glossary of UK Government and Politics

  • select committee — noun a small parliamentary committee appointed for a special purpose …   English new terms dictionary