committal

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Etymology[edit]

commit +‎ -al (noun) or committee +‎ -al (adjective)

Noun[edit]

committal (plural committals)

  1. The act of entrusting something to someone.
  2. The act of committing someone to confinement; an order for someone's imprisonment.
  3. The act of perpetrating an offence.
  4. The act of committing a body to the grave at a burial or to the furnace at a cremation.

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Adjective[edit]

committal (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to a committee.

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