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Definition of committal noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    committal

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//kəˈmɪt̮l//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable] (technology) the official process of sending someone to prison or to a mental hospital He was released on bail pending committal proceedings.
  2. 2[countable] (formal) the act or ceremony of burying a dead body in a grave
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