Definition of committal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˈmɪtl//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈmɪtl//
[uncountable] (specialist) Types of punishment
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the official process of sending somebody to prison or to a mental hospital He was released on bail pending committal proceedings. See related entries: Types of punishment
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