from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or an instance of committing, especially:
- n. The act of referring a legislative bill to committee.
- n. Official consignment, as to a prison or mental health facility.
- n. A court order authorizing consignment to a prison.
- n. A pledge to do.
- n. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
- n. The state of being bound emotionally or intellectually to a course of action or to another person or persons: a deep commitment to liberal policies; a profound commitment to the family.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or an instance of committing, putting in charge, keeping, or trust, especially:
- n. The act of sending a legislative bill to committee for review.
- n. Official consignment sending a person to prison or a mental health institution
- n. Promise or agreement to do something in the future, especially:
- n. Act of assuming a financial obligation at a future date
- n. Being bound emotionally/intellectually to a course of action or to another person/other persons.
- n. Perpetration, in a negative manner, as in a crime or mistake.
- n. State of being pledged or engaged.
- n. The trait of sincerity and focused purpose.
- n. The act of being locked away, such as in an institution for the mentally ill or jail.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of committing, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consignment; esp., the act of committing to prison.
- n. A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.
- n. The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report.
- n. A doing, or perpetration, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.
- n. The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of committing.
- n. A written order of a court directing that some one be confined in prison: formerly more often termed a mittimus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
- n. a message that makes a pledge
- n. an engagement by contract involving financial obligation
- n. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
- n. the trait of sincere and steadfast fixity of purpose
commit + -ment (Wiktionary)