Meaning of standing committee

stand'ing commit"tee

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a permanent committee, as of a legislature, society, etc., intended to consider all matters pertaining to a designated subject.
  2. (caps.) the highest policymaking body of the Chinese Communist party, composed of top party leaders from the Politburo.
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