committal

Definitions of committal
  1. noun
    the official act of consigning a person to confinement (as in a prison or mental hospital)
    synonyms: commitment, consignment
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    type of:
    confinement
    the act of restraining of a person's liberty by confining them
  2. noun
    the act of committing a crime
    synonyms: commission, perpetration
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    type of:
    crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offence, offense
    (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act
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