Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of entrusting.
  • noun The act or an instance of committing to confinement.
  • noun The act of pledging oneself to a particular view or position.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of committing, or the state of being committed; commitment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of entrusting something to someone.
  • noun The act of committing someone to confinement; an order for someone's imprisonment.
  • noun The act of perpetrating an offence.
  • noun The act of committing a body to the grave at a burial or to the furnace at a cremation.
  • adjective Of or relating to a committee.

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

  • noun the act of committing a crime
  • noun the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)

Etymologies

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commit +‎ -al (noun) or committee +‎ -al (adjective)

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