Incorrect spelling, explanation: original Latin form committere has got double t which stayed in modern English form – committee.
Commitee is thus a misspelling and the correct form here should be committee. The misspelling is probably due to three letters that are doubled in this word, which may be confusing and look like a mistake.
Correct spelling, explanation: this word comes from Latin committere, which points to spelling it with double t. Later it was used in Middle English as committe, where double t remained. Thus committee is the correct spelling – also with double t, and double e due to modern pronunciation.
Commitee (with one t) is therefore wrong.
Definition of committee:
noun, person or a group of people who are elected to judge something or be in charge of something
Committee decided to give him a pay rise.
Jack has recently joined the community committee.
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