com·mit vb com·mit·ted, com·mit·ting
1 a: to put into another's charge or trust: entrust consign
committed her children to her sister's care
b: to place in a prison or mental hospital esp. by judicial order
was found to be gravely disabled and was involuntarily committed to the Central Louisiana State HospitalIn the Matter of K.G., 531 So. 2d 575 (1988) compare institutionalize, interdict
c: to send (as a legislative bill) to a committee for consideration and report
commit the crime bill to the joint committee
2: to carry into action deliberately: perpetrate
to define and punish piracies and felonies committed on the high seasU.S. Constitution art. I
3: obligate bind
vi: to obligate or bind oneself
would not commit to the irrevocable order

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (entrust) verb allot, assign, authorize, charge, charge with, commission, confer a trust, confide, consign, convey, delegate, employ, empower, engage, grant authority to, invest, invest with power, make responsible for, put an obligation upon, put in the hands of, relegate to, trust, turn over to, vest in associated concepts: commit to a writing II (institutionalize) verb arrest, confine, consign, constrain, deliver into custody, enthrall, hold in constraint, hold in restraint, immure, impound, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, lock up, place in confinement, put in custody, recommit to custody, remand to custody, remit to custody, restrain, send to an asylum, send to jail, send to prison associated concepts: commit to a hospital, commit to a mental institution, commit to prison, committing magistrate III (perpetrate) verb accomplish, achieve, act, act on, administer, apply oneself to, be a participator in, be a party to, be an accomplice, be engaged in, be engrossed in, bring about, bring to pass, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, carry through, complete, consummate, discharge, discharge the duties of, effect, employ oneself, execute, finish, fulfill, go through with, inflict, occupy oneself with, operate, participate in, perform, realize, transact associated concepts: commit an offense against the United States IV index apprehend (arrest), arrest (apprehend), confide (trust), confine, consign, constrain (imprison), contribute (supply), delegate, deliver, deposit (submit to a bank), detain (hold in custody), entrust, execute (accomplish), give (grant), inflict, perpetrate, remand, remit (submit for consideration), sentence, submit (give), undertake

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

(1) To do or perform a deed or act.
(2) To entrust to the care of someone else; to send someone to prison or a mental institution.
(3) To bind oneself to someone or something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1 To do; perpetrate.
2 To order a person's placement in, or to send a person to, a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution, especially pursuant to court order.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

To send a person to prison, asylum, or reformatory by a court order.

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