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 for Standing committee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Committee \Com*mit"tee\, n. [Cf. OF. comit['e] company, and LL.
     comitatus jurisdiction or territory of a count, county,
     assize, army. The word was apparently influenced by the verb
     commit, but not directly formed from it. Cf. County.]
     One or more persons elected or appointed, to whom any matter
     or business is referred, either by a legislative body, or by
     a court, or by any collective body of men acting together.
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     Committee of the whole [house], a committee, embracing all
        the members present, into which a legislative or
        deliberative body sometimes resolves itself, for the
        purpose of considering a particular measure under the
        operation of different rules from those governing the
        general legislative proceedings. The committee of the
        whole has its own chairman, and reports its action in the
        form of recommendations.
  
     Standing committee. See under Standing.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Standing \Stand"ing\, a.
     1. Remaining erect; not cut down; as, standing corn.
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     2. Not flowing; stagnant; as, standing water.
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     3. Not transitory; not liable to fade or vanish; lasting; as,
        a standing color.
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     4. Established by law, custom, or the like; settled;
        continually existing; permanent; not temporary; as, a
        standing army; legislative bodies have standing rules of
        proceeding and standing committees.
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     5. Not movable; fixed; as, a standing bed (distinguished from
        a trundle-bed).
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     Standing army. See Standing army, under Army.
  
     Standing bolt. See Stud bolt, under Stud, a stem.
  
     Standing committee, in legislative bodies, etc., a
        committee appointed for the consideration of all subjects
        of a particular class which shall arise during the session
        or a stated period.
  
     Standing cup, a tall goblet, with a foot and a cover.
  
     Standing finish (Arch.), that part of the interior
        fittings, esp. of a dwelling house, which is permanent and
        fixed in its place, as distinguished from doors, sashes,
        etc.
  
     Standing order
        (a) (Eccl.), the denomination (Congregational) established
            by law; -- a term formerly used in Connecticut. See
            also under Order.
        (a) (Com.) an order for goods which are to be delivered
            periodically, without the need for renewal of the
            order before each delivery.
  
     Standing part. (Naut.)
        (a) That part of a tackle which is made fast to a block,
            point, or other object.
        (b) That part of a rope around which turns are taken with
            the running part in making a knot or the like.
  
     Standing rigging (Naut.), the cordage or ropes which
        sustain the masts and remain fixed in their position, as
        the shrouds and stays, -- distinguished from running
        rigging.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  standing committee
      n 1: a permanent committee

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