committee etymology

English word committee comes from English commit, English -ee

Detailed word origin of committee

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
commit English (eng) (computing) The act of committing (e.g. a database transaction or source code into a source control repository), making it a permanent change. (computing) To make a set of changes permanent.. (obsolete, Latinism) To confound.. (obsolete, intransitive) To be committed or perpetrated; to take place; to occur.. (obsolete, intransitive) To commit an offence; especially, to fornicate.. [...]
-ee English (eng) Used to form diminutives. (legal) Used to form words meaning a person who is the other party to a contract involving a person described by the corresponding word ending in -or. (medicine) Used to form words meaning a person who has undergone a particular medical procedure. Added to verbs to form words meaning a person or thing that is the object of that verb (ie, to whom or to which an [...]
committee English (eng) (archaic) a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.. A body of one or more persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols.

Words with the same origin as committee

Descendants of -ee
nominee pawnee trainee