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Noun: committal  ku'mi-t(u)l
  1. The official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    - commitment, consignment
     
  2. The act of committing a crime
    - perpetration, commission

Derived forms: committals

Type of: confinement, crime, criminal offence [Brit, Cdn], criminal offense [US], law-breaking, offence [Brit, Cdn], offense [US]

Encyclopedia: Committal