Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To commit again.
  • transitive v. To refer (proposed legislation, for example) to a committee again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. commit again

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To commit again; to give back into keeping; specifically, to refer again to a committee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To commit again; as, to recommit persons to prison.
  • To refer again as to a committee.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. commit again
  • v. commit once again, as of a crime
  • v. send back to a committee

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I believe it was Stupak who said this, although I wasn’t paying enough attention: “As the author of the Stupak Amendment, this motion [to recommit] is nothing more than an effort to deny millions of Americans healthcare.”

    Health Care! « Gerry Canavan

  • And just before that, he offered a motion to recommit, which is a very rare motion.

    House Rules: A Freshman Congressman's Initiation to the Backslapping, Backpedaling, and Backstabbing Ways of Washington

  • Stupak decided to support the Senate bill after President Obama said he would sign an executive order that would make sure the health care reform law would be consistent with current restrictions on federal funding for abortions. 10: 55 pm: Republicans have offered a motion to recommit, which is their last chance to kill the bill.

    WN.com - Financial News

  • Senate bill after President Obama said he would sign an executive order that would make sure the health care reform law would be consistent with current restrictions on federal funding for abortions. 10: 55 pm: Republicans have offered a motion to recommit, which is their last chance to kill the bill.

    WN.com - Articles related to President Obama urges Democrats to impose a tax on expensive private health insurance

  • House, there's something called a motion to recommit, which is the minority's chance to tack stuff onto the bill at the last minute to try to pry votes away.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Usually, when the majority clears a bill for final passage in the House, there's something called a motion to recommit, which is the minority's chance to tack stuff onto the bill at the last minute to try to pry votes away.

    The Guardian World News

  • Saying that his policies had "stopped the bleeding" in the job market, President Obama called Saturday on the country to "recommit" to helping the middle class.

    Ahead of Labor Day, Obama urges help for the middle class

  • It has been used by both parties to offer motions to "recommit" or send back bills on the floor to the relevant committees.

    Pelosi Turns Back the Clock on House Reform

  • Carol R. Johnson, the schools superintendent, said staff members were not being fired, but were being asked to "recommit" themselves.

    Policy in Texas

  • US President George W. Bush, moving to set an agenda for a key international economic summit in Washington on Nov. 15, said on Saturday that its participants must "recommit" to the principles of free enterprise and free trade.

    Taipei Times

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