from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A committee that sets agendas and schedules of business, as for a legislative body or other assemblage.
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- n. a committee to arrange the order of business for some larger (legislative) body
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The executive committee at Hubbard, White — it was called a steering committee then — was ecstatic.
In June Giorgio Amendola, a theoretician and member of the steering committee of the Italian Communist Party, the largest Communist Party in the West, attacked the Italian student movement for "extremist infantilism" and scoffed at the idea that they were qualified to lead a revolution without having built their mass base in the traditional Marxist approach.
I was on the executive committee and the steering committee of the FSM.
Paul Rilling and I together, we would always be at every steering committee meeting; either he or I would go, and the meetings lasted half the night.