Found 2 items, similar to standing committee.
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Definition: standing committee
n : a permanent committee
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Definition: Standing committee
, n. [Cf. OF. comit['e] company, and LL.
comitatus jurisdiction or territory of a count, county,
assize, army. The word was apparently influenced by the verb
commit, but not directly formed from it. Cf. County
One or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter
or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by
a court, or by any collective body of men acting together.
Committee of the whole [house]
, a committee, embracing all
the members present, into which a legislative or
deliberative body sometimes resolves itself, for the
purpose of considering a particular measure under the
operation of different rules from those governing the
general legislative proceedings. The committee of the
whole has its own chairman, and reports its action in the
form of recommendations.
. See under Standing
1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as,
a standing color.
4. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled;
continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a
standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of
proceeding and standing committees.
5. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from
. See Standing army
, under Army
. See Stud bolt
, under Stud
, a stem.
, in legislative bodies, etc., a
committee appointed for the consideration of all subjects
of a particular class which shall arise during the session
or a stated period.
, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover.
(Arch.), that part of the interior
fittings, esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and
fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes,
(a) (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregational) established
by law; -- a term formerly used in Connecticut. See
also under Order
(a) (Com.) an order for goods which are to be delivered
periodically, without the need for renewal of the
order before each delivery.
(a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block,
point, or other object.
(b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with
the running part in making a knot or the like.
(Naut.), the cordage or ropes which
sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position, as
the shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from running rigging