Pronunciation: (ku-mit'ē), [key]
1. a person or group of persons elected or appointed to perform some service or function, as to investigate, report on, or act upon a particular matter.
2. See standing committee.
3. Law.an individual to whom the care of a person or a person's estate is committed.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.