Com*mit"ment (?), n.

1.

The act of commiting, or putting in charge, keeping, or trust; consigment; esp., the act of commiting to prison.

They were glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower, whence he was within few days enlarged. Clarendon.

2.

A warrant or order for the imprisonment of a person; -- more frequently termed a mittimus.

3.

The act of referring or intrusting to a committee for consideration and report; as, the commitment of a petition or a bill.

4.

A doing, or preperation, in a bad sense, as of a crime or blunder; commission.

5.

The act of pledging or engaging; the act of exposing, endangering, or compromising; also, the state of being pledged or engaged.

Hamilton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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