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A committee of the whole house, in Parliamentary language, is when the Speaker leaves the chair and all the members form a committee, where anyone may speak once or more than once. In such cases the chair is occupied by the chairman of committees, elected with each new Parliament.

A standing committee, in Parliamentary language, is a committee which continues to the end of the current session. To this committee are referred all questions which fall within the scope of their appointment.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Comes
Comet Wine
Coming Round
Command Night
Commandment
Comme il Faut
Commendam
Commendation Ninepence
Commis-voyageur (A)
Committee
Committing Falsehood
Commodity of Brown Paper (A)
Commodore
Common Pleas
Common Prayer
Common Sense
Commoner
Commons
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Commonwealths (Ideal)