Definition of samiti in English:

samiti

noun

Indian
  • A committee, society, or association.

    • ‘They said they were here on the invitation of the Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi, and would study the three-tier local bodies system, including Panchayti Raj, block samitis and zila parishads.’
    • ‘Further discussion takes place on the Coordination Committee, the samanvaya samiti, comprised of intellectuals and activists from outside the movement who contribute to forging wider links.’
    • ‘The samiti organises special exhibitions, haats, bazaars, and training programmes for up-and-coming artisans.’
    • ‘The samiti has not sought any financial assistance from the Government.’
    • ‘Alongside, the Trust began an Integrated Community-Based Rehabilitation Project that involved setting up swasthya samitis in villages in coordination with local panchayats.’

Origin

1930s: Hindi, from Sanskrit, meeting, committee.

Pronunciation:

samiti

/ˈsamɪti/