commitment

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commitment

1. the referral of a bill to a committee or legislature
2. Law a written order of a court directing that a person be imprisoned

commitment

[kə′mit·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
The establishment of a unique developmental sequence in a cell that differs from the prior state.
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Sentencing information features the mittimus (a writ for removing records from one court to another) number, class number, count number, description of offense, custody date, length of sentence, county and if the sentence was discharged on each offense.
Monemus igitur et rogamus, ac vestre devotioni qua possumus affectione suggerimus, quatenus reverenter suscipientes Regulam prelibatam, quam vobis sub nostri sigilli testimonio mittimus.
12 For example, he distinguishes between letters intended for a specific addressee and those which can reach a wider audience: "aliter enim scribimus quod eos solos quibus mittimus, aliter quod multos lecturos putamos" (ibid.