committee of the whole

Definition of "committee of the whole"
  1. A state where the entire membership of a legislative body, such as the House of Representatives, convenes as a single committee while adhering to less formal procedural rules
How to use "committee of the whole" in a sentence
  1. During the discussion of the proposed law, the House of Representatives decided to form a committee of the whole.
  2. The committee of the whole plays a key role in the legislative process by allowing all members to partake in the debate.
  3. In a bid to expedite the process, the legislative body converted into a committee of the whole to review and amend the bill.

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