American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The act of entrusting: committal of the property to an attorney.
- n. The act or an instance of committing to confinement.
- n. The act of pledging oneself to a particular view or position: articulated her strong committal to world peace.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of committing, in any of the senses of the verb; commitment; commission: as, the committal of a trust to a person, of a body to the grave, of a criminal to prison; the or a committal (compromising, betrayal, exposure) of one's self.
- n. The act of entrusting something to someone.
- n. The act of committing someone to confinement; an order for someone's imprisonment.
- n. The act of perpetrating an offence.
- n. The act of committing a body to the grave at a burial or to the furnace at a cremation.
- adj. Of or relating to a committee.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment.
- n. the act of committing a crime
- n. the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
- commit + -al (noun) or committee + -al (adjective) (Wiktionary)
“Something succinct and non committal is usually good along the lines of Thank you for your communication.”
“Chase has been more honest with Fabio, but "over the past few days," just since Fabio began winning every Immunity Challenge, Sash been more "committal" to him, whatever the hell "committal" means.”
“Could Germany have taken this absolutely "committal" position if she had been ignorant of what Austria intended to do?”
“He remained non-committal following the loss to Vanderbilt in the SEC tournament about potential plans to enter the NBA draft.”
“But many, like Senator Mark Udall of Colorado, are non-committal about voting for specific trade agreements.”
“But for this the family found no cause for committal to the asylum, since such committal would necessarily invalidate what he had done.”
“I found it out quite by accident — a few words dropped into a letter, a corroboration of the fact and further committal, a protracted defence of your position, running through a correspondence of over a year, and, finally, a face-to-face declaration.”
“General Folsom reasoned that similar attempts to open communication were being made by the authorities all the way across the continent, but he was non-committal as to whether or not he thought the attempt would succeed.”
“The tobacco and trade goods were brought from the store-room by two house-boys and turned over to the chief of Balesuna village, who accepted the additional reward with a non-committal grunt and went away down the path to his canoes.”
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by Jack Winter
Published 25 July 1994, The New Yorker
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