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TO COMMIT. To send a person to prison by virtue of a warrant or other lawful writ, for the commission of a crime, offence or misdemeanor, or for a contempt, or non-payment of a debt.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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If states are permitted to continue ignoring the gist, if not the letter, of Crane and like precedents, there is effectively no limit to using the same rationale that underlies SVP civil commitment to broaden the scope of committable offenders.
Anarillo's Civic center is expanding to over 340,000 square feet and 2000 committable hotel rooms within 10 minutes of the center, Amarillo can handle it all.
With almost 400 hotels, the Daytona Beach area has approximately 13,000 guest rooms and 4,500 committable areawide.
Named a 2001 Great American Place by American Heritage magazine and selected Best Big City in the South by Money magazine, the revitalized waterfront of New Norfolk offers meeting planners 2,600 committable guest rooms and 176,000 square feet of meeting space.
The city's hotels offer 5,205 rooms with 2,600 committable rooms.
The Kansas City area now offers more than 25,000 rooms, 12,000 of which are committable for conventions.
In fact, there are more committable rooms available for conventions than any other major destination.
Overall, downtown San Antonio offers more than 9,000 committable rooms.
The 10,000 committable rooms and 48,000 hotel and motel units throughout Greater Miami and the Beaches make the area a perfect site for conventions.
The Connection features 800 committable guest rooms and suites, 30,000 square feet of exhibit space, and a plethora of other meeting rooms and spaces.
"With the new hotels, we'll be able to offer 4,000-4,500 committable rooms within a mile's radius of the facility."
More than 250 properties range from three convention hotels adjacent to the conference center (with 800 committable rooms) to bay-front luxury hotels, boutique hotels, B&Bs, and resorts in Carmel, Carmel Valley, and Pebble Beach.