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English definition of “committal”

committal

noun [U]     /kəˈmɪt.əl/ US  /-ˈmɪt̬-/
the process of sending someone to a prison or mental hospital : The psychiatric team decided that committal would not be beneficial in her case .Putting people in prisonScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
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