Meaning of judiciary committee in English:

judiciary committee


North American
  • (Originally) any committee intended to carry out a judicial function; (in later use more usually) a committee charged with oversight of the administration of justice.

    Used especially of two standing committees in the U.S. Congress, the House Committee on the Judiciary and the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, which have various responsibilities relating to the oversight of the judiciary and other matters relating to federal law and agencies.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Diary; or, Woodfall's Register.