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What does "committed" mean? "committed crimes"?

 
 
Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2012 10:11 am


Context:
Worst predators rarely committed
Controversial U.S. program to keep dangerous sex offenders locked up after their sentences end has resulted in just 15 commitments.

More:
http://www.usatoday.com/
 
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Cycloptichorn
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2012 10:15 am
@oristarA,
It means 'put in jail.'

Cycloptichorn
tsarstepan
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2012 10:21 am
@Cycloptichorn,
The term does not necessarily mean jail alone.

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commitment legal definition
noun

2. An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.


In this context, the term committed means that these specific sexual offenders have been forced into longer prison sentences (an additional sentence above and beyond what the courts have decided prior to their conviction) or forced to stay involuntarily into other similar institutions.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2012 11:26 am
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2012-03-13/dangerous-sexual-predators-detained/53621210/1

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To investigate the 136 civil commitment cases the U.S. Justice Department has filed so far
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Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2012 01:42 pm
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:



Context:
Worst predators rarely committed
Controversial U.S. program to keep dangerous sex offenders locked up after their sentences end has resulted in just 15 commitments.

More:
http://www.usatoday.com/


Committed also means completely engrossed in something
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oristarA
 
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Reply Mon 19 Mar, 2012 11:31 pm
Thank you all
Rickoshay75
 
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Reply Mon 26 Mar, 2012 01:13 pm
@oristarA,
oristarA wrote:

Thank you all


Por nada
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