Definition of full committal in US English:

full committal

noun

Law
  • 1A hearing at which a bench of magistrates consider a prosecution case in full (including witness testimony) so as to decide if there is a case to answer; compare committal hearing.

  • 2Scottish Law the second appearance in court for an accused person remanded in custody at an earlier committal.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Justice of Peace.